Functional status and health outcomes in older americans with diabetes mellitus.

  title={Functional status and health outcomes in older americans with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Caroline S. Blaum and Mary Beth Ofstedal and Kenneth M. Langa and Linda A. Wray},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={51 6},
OBJECTIVES To determine how baseline functional status affects health outcomes in older adults with diabetes mellitus (DM). DESIGN Nationally representative cross-sectional and longitudinal health interview survey. SETTING Waves I (1993) and II (1995) of the Assets and Health Dynamics of the Oldest Old Survey (AHEAD) in the United States. PARTICIPANTS AHEAD respondents aged 70 and older (n = 7,447, including 995 with DM). MEASUREMENTS At baseline, the entire sample was divided into… CONTINUE READING


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