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A Baseline Investigation of Independence among 100 Community-Dwelling Centenarians in Turkey

  title={A Baseline Investigation of Independence among 100 Community-Dwelling Centenarians in Turkey},
  author={Professor Dr. Ismail Tufan and Arslaner},
This research reports on selected baseline data from 100 community-dwelling centenarians across seven provincial regions in Turkey. Data collection resulted from the deployment of a non-probability linear snowballing sampling technique. The independence of the centenarians was explored across 15 activities of daily living utilizing the Barthel Index-Activities of Daily Living (modified). Open-ended questions were put to subjects concerning their will-to-live, belief in the afterlife, level of… Expand

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