Factors associated with institutionalization of older people in Canada: testing a multifactorial definition of frailty.

@article{Rockwood1996FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with institutionalization of older people in Canada: testing a multifactorial definition of frailty.},
  author={Kenneth Rockwood and Paul Stolee and Ian Mcdowell},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={578-82}
}
OBJECTIVES To test a model of frailty by examining factors associated with institutionalization of older people in Canada; to assess whether diagnostic data provided information about risk beyond that provided by data on functional capacity and demographic variables. METHODS Cross-sectional study of 1258 institutional subjects and 9113 community-dwelling older adults from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging. RESULTS Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that female gender, being… CONTINUE READING

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