Kohsho Kasuga

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The present study aimed to evaluate the utility of the activities of daily living (ADL) index for partially dependent elderly people (ADL-PDI) when applied longitudinally to an institutionalized partially dependent (PD) group, and to determine the characteristics of the longitudinal change in ADL ability of the PD group. The subjects were ten Japanese PD(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ADL ability characteristics of the elderly by comparing the characteristics to achieve basic activities between the independent and institutionalized dependent elderly from the viewpoints of gender and age differences. The subjects were 697 Japanese dependent elderly living at welfare institutions for the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the activity groupings reflecting functional characteristics required in daily life for the institutionalized dependent females in the old-old elderly group, by examining the interrelationships of activities based on actual achievement characteristics. METHODS The participants were 697 dependent elderly living at(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the interrelationship of achievement patterns between 74 activities by selecting nine ADL domains, including 27 items used in existing ADL index for the institutionalized disabled elderly (Disabled-ADL). For these 74 ADL items, 706 institutionalized dependent elderly were assessed using a dichotomous scale of(More)
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