A prospective study of long-term care institutionalization among the aged.

@article{Branch1982APS,
  title={A prospective study of long-term care institutionalization among the aged.},
  author={Laurence G. Branch and Alan M. Jette},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1982},
  volume={72 12},
  pages={
          1373-9
        }
}
A statewide probability sample of 1,625 elders living in Massachusetts are studied prospectively to identify key determinants of long-term care (LTC) institutionalization. One-hundred forty-seven elders, 9 per cent of the original cohort, entered a LTC institution during the six-year investigation. Using logistic multiple regression, we examine the predictive power of 19 independent variables grouped into six categories: demographic characteristics, attitude, social context, long-term care… CONTINUE READING

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