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Self-report of difficulty in performing functional activities identifies a broad range of disability in old age.

Authors
  • Langlois, J A
  • Maggi, S
  • Harris, T
  • Simonsick, E M
  • Ferrucci, L
  • Pavan, M
  • Sartori, L
  • Enzi, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1996
Volume
44
Issue
12
Pages
1421–1428
Identifiers
PMID: 8951310
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Self-report of difficulty in performing functional activities identifies older persons with physical disability not ascertained by self-report of the need for help, the measure typically used to identify disability in older populations. Further studies should evaluate the potential for self-reported difficulty in functional activities to predict important disability-related outcomes.

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