Characteristics of rural homebound older adults: a community-based study.

  title={Characteristics of rural homebound older adults: a community-based study.},
  author={Mary Ganguli and Anna Fox and Joanne Gilby and Sebastian Belle},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={44 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and characteristics of homebound older adults in a rural community. DESIGN An epidemiological survey of an age-stratified random community sample. SETTING The rural mid-Monongahela Valley in Southwestern Pennsylvania. PARTICIPANTS A total of 878 noninstitutionalized persons aged 68 years and older, fluent in English, and with at least grade 6 education. MEASUREMENTS The frequency with which subjects left their homes, the Mini-Mental State Examination… CONTINUE READING


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