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BACKGROUND This article describes the methods of a door-to-door screening survey exploring the distribution of disability and its major determinants in northeastern Spain. This study will set the basis for the development of disability-related services for the rural elderly in northeastern Spain. METHODS The probabilistic sample was composed of 1,354 de(More)
The relationship between A-B score, Field dependency (EFT), and paranoid-nonparanoid status in 24 male acute psychiatric inpatients was explored. It was hypothesized that paranoids would score as Bs and extreme field independents (conceptual orientation), while nonparanoids would score as As and field dependents (perceptual orientation). As predicted,(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the relationships between chronic conditions, body functions, activity limitations and participation restrictions in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING 2 geographical areas in the Autonomous Region of Aragon, Spain, namely, a rural area,(More)
BACKGROUND Though poorly known, relationships between disability, need of help (dependency) and use of social services are crucial aspects of public health. The objective of this study was to describe the links between disability, officially assessed dependency, and social service use by an industrial population, and identify areas of inequity. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND There is a marked growth in the number of homebound older adults, due mainly to increased life expectancy. Although this group has special characteristics and needs, it has not been properly studied. This study thus aimed to measure the prevalence of homebound status in a community-dwelling population, and its association with both(More)
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