Modifiable risks of incident functional dependence in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders: the San Luis Valley Health and Aging Study.

@article{Bryant2002ModifiableRO,
  title={Modifiable risks of incident functional dependence in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders: the San Luis Valley Health and Aging Study.},
  author={Lucinda L. Bryant and Susan M. Shetterly and Judith Lee Baxter and Richard F. Hamman},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={
          690-7
        }
}
PURPOSE This study identified modifiable risks associated with incident functional dependence, compared their effects, and estimated the percent risk attributable to each factor, by ethnicity. DESIGN AND METHODS The prospective study cohort comprised 751 rural Hispanic and non-Hispanic White elders from southern Colorado who reported no dependence in basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs) at baseline. Logistic regression modeled the effects of physical inactivity… CONTINUE READING

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