Disability among the elderly of Taiwan

R. L. Hsieh, I. N. Lein, W. C. Lee, T. K. Lee

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摘要

A cross-sectional study on the correlates of elderly disability was conducted in Taiwan. A total of 400 subjects was randomly selected according to Barthel Index scores from among 2600 subjects, which was a sample of a previous community-based health survey of elderly aged 65 or over. After comprehensive interviews and examinations of the subjects, disability dimensions and its correlates were identified. Results showed elderly with lower Mini-Mental State Examination scores and chronic diseases (such as stroke, pressure sores, hypertension, fracture, etc.) were more physical- functionally and socially disabled. This suggests that prevention and treatment of chronic diseases should be pursued further and that further assessment of cognitive-mental status in the elderly is warranted. In addition, males were more disabled than females in a physical-functional aspect, which may be the consequence of the traditional Chinese cultural effect.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)370-374
頁數5
期刊American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
74
發行號5
出版狀態已發佈 - 1995
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Taiwan
Chronic Disease
Pressure Ulcer
Health Surveys
Cross-Sectional Studies
Stroke
Interviews
Hypertension
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Disability among the elderly of Taiwan. / Hsieh, R. L.; Lein, I. N.; Lee, W. C.; Lee, T. K.

於: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 卷 74, 編號 5, 1995, p. 370-374.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Hsieh, RL, Lein, IN, Lee, WC & Lee, TK 1995, 'Disability among the elderly of Taiwan', American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 卷 74, 編號 5, 頁 370-374.
Hsieh, R. L. ; Lein, I. N. ; Lee, W. C. ; Lee, T. K. / Disability among the elderly of Taiwan. 於: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1995 ; 卷 74, 編號 5. 頁 370-374.
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