Environmental press and adaptation to disability in hospitalized live-alone older adults.

  title={Environmental press and adaptation to disability in hospitalized live-alone older adults.},
  author={Peter A. Lichtenberg and Susan E Macneill and Benjamin T Mast},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={40 5},
PURPOSE This study examined the ability of personal competency variables at the time of hospital discharge to predict primary instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) and secondary outcomes (living arrangements) in a sample of 194 urban, live-alone, older adults who had a new onset disability. DESIGN AND METHODS Consecutively admitted medical rehabilitation patients, 72% women and 85% African American, participated in the study. Using path analysis, three of the four competency… CONTINUE READING

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