Older adults and functional decline: a cross-cultural comparison.

  title={Older adults and functional decline: a cross-cultural comparison.},
  author={Susan M McCurry and Laura E Gibbons and Gail E Bond and Madeline Murguia Rice and Amy Borenstein Graves and Walter Kukull and Linda Teri and Roger Higdon and J D Bowen and Wayne C. McCormick and Eric B. Larson},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={14 2},
BACKGROUND The study was conducted to examine the relationships between functional decline, health risk factors, lifestyle practices, and demographic variables in two culturally diverse, community-based samples of White and Japanese American older adults. DESIGN The study was an analysis of data from two ongoing studies of aging and dementia in King County, Washington. Functional status at baseline was evaluated, and factors associated with functional decline over a 4-year follow-up period… CONTINUE READING

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