Assessing risk for the onset of functional dependence among older adults: the role of physical performance.

@article{Gill1995AssessingRF,
  title={Assessing risk for the onset of functional dependence among older adults: the role of physical performance.},
  author={Thomas M. Gill and Christianna S. Williams and Mary E. Tinetti},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={603-9}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 10% of nondisabled, community-dwelling adults aged 75 years and older lose independence in basic activities of daily living (ADLs) each year. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether simple tests of physical performance could identify older adults, independent in their basic ADLs, who were at increased risk for the onset of functional dependence. METHODS Among a representative cohort of 1103 community-dwelling adults aged 72 years and older, we evaluated the… CONTINUE READING

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