Chronic conditions that lead to functional limitation in the elderly.

  title={Chronic conditions that lead to functional limitation in the elderly.},
  author={Chad Boult and Robert L. Kane and Thomas A. Louis and Lisa B Boult and D Scott McCaffrey},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  volume={49 1},
BACKGROUND The role of chronic medical conditions in elderly persons' loss of functional abilities is intuitively important but not well defined. This analysis was designed to identify chronic medical conditions that lead to the development of severe functional limitation. METHODS Functionally intact members of a multistage probability sample (n = 6,862) of all noninstitutionalized U.S. civilians age 70 years or older were interviewed in 1984. Based on data from the National Death Index and… CONTINUE READING


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