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  1. Fulltext. Functional transitions among the elderly : patterns, predictors, and related hospital use.

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    This paper describes 6-year rates and correlates of functional change in the elderly, as well as associated hospital use.


    The Longitudinal Study on Aging (n=7527) and matched Medicare claims wer used to calculate 6-year functional status transition rates and hospital use rates.

    A hierarchical measure that incorporated acitivities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, and competing risks of institutionalization and death was used to assess functional status.

    Multinomial logistic regression was used to predict 1990 status.


    The functional status of 12% of men and women 70 to 79 years of age who were initially impaired in instrumental activities of daily living improved, and about half of the initially independent people in that age group remained so.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Capacité fonctionnelle, Activité, Vie quotidienne, Qualité vie, Vieillard, Sénescence, Hospitalisation, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Age, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Aptitude physique, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Functional capacity, Activity, Daily living, Quality of life, Elderly, Senescence, Hospitalization, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Age, Cost analysis, Health economy, United States, Physical fitness, Human, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0590095

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.