Lower body functioning as a predictor of subsequent disability among older Mexican Americans.

@article{Ostir1998LowerBF,
  title={Lower body functioning as a predictor of subsequent disability among older Mexican Americans.},
  author={Glenn V. Ostir and Kyriakos S. Markides and Sandra A Black and James S Goodwin},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={M491-5}
}
BACKGROUND Disability measures among elderly non-Hispanic White populations have traditionally been associated with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). More recently, performance-based measures have increasingly been used to predict the onset of disability in initially nondisabled elderly populations. METHODS We used data from two waves (1993-94 and 1995-96) of the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly… CONTINUE READING
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