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This article provides data, based on the Massachusetts Health Care Panel Study, on the probabilities that elderly people living in the community make transitions to dependency, institutionalization, or death over a 10-year interval. Assessments of dependency, as classified by Activities of Daily...
Estimates of the prevalence of disruptive behavior in the nursing home are presented based upon a representative sample of nursing home residents from intermediate care and skilled nursing facilities (ICF and SNF) in Rhode Island. Results indicate that 26.4% of residents had engaged in some form...
This analysis examines the relationship among sources of stress, sources of support, and psychological distress among black and white elderly living in the community. The data are drawn from an epidemiological survey conducted in 1984 and show that black and white elders are equally likely to...
The association among roles, attitudes, and disability has been studied separately for men and women as factors that may link impairment and disability. The aim is to assess the probable influence on disability of social roles and attitudes regarding pain, tiredness, and self-esteem from work,...
Empowerment of the elderly within the health care system is a concept increasingly discussed in clinical and policy-making contexts. An examination of its current expressions and underlying philosophical principles reveals four different interpretations: empowerment as political activism and...
This study examined a model specifying the links among the physical, functional, and subjective components of physical health status and depression among older women, and assessed the effects of the self-concept (i.e., health confidence and self-esteem) and coping responses (i.e., direct action,...
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