Association between muscle power impairment and WHODAS 2.0 in older adults with physical disability in Taiwan

Kwang Hwa Chang, Hua Fang Liao, Chia Fan Yen, Ai Wen Hwang, Wen Chou Chi, Reuben Escorpizo, Tsan Hon Liou

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Abstract

Purpose: To explore the association between muscle power impairment and each World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule second edition (WHODAS 2.0) domain score among subjects with physical disability. Methods: Subjects (≥60 years) with physical disability related to neurological diseases, including 730 subjects with brain disease (BD) and 126 subjects with non-BD, were enrolled from a data bank of persons with disabilities from 1 July 2011 to 29 February 2012. Standardized WHODAS 2.0 scores ranging from 0 (least difficulty) to 100 (greatest difficulty) points were calculated for each domain. Results: More than 50% of subjects with physical disability had the greatest difficulty in household activities and mobility. Muscle power impairment (adjusted odds ratios range among domains, 2.75-376.42, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-720
Number of pages9
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • Muscle power functions
  • Older adults
  • Physical disability
  • WHODAS 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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