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Determination of daily living activities of retired officers.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Military medicine
Publication Date
Volume
166
Issue
3
Pages
259–263
Identifiers
PMID: 11263031
Source
Medline

Abstract

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the daily living activities and health status of retired military officers residing in Ankara, Turkey (N = 865). The study participants were scored according to their activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). For this purpose, ADL and IADL indexes were used. Groups formed as a result of the answers to these questionnaires were compared with each other according to their distinct features. It was found that 88% of the retired officers could perform all ADL and IADL without any help. With respect to performing IADL with disabilities, a statistically significant difference was found between married and unmarried retirees and between age groups (p < 0.01). The health status of retired officers and their ADL and IADL performance status were found to be better than those found in studies performed among other elderly population groups in Turkey.

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