Predicting change in activities of daily living: a longitudinal study of the oldest old in Sweden.

@article{Femia1997PredictingCI,
  title={Predicting change in activities of daily living: a longitudinal study of the oldest old in Sweden.},
  author={Elia E. Femia and Steven Howard Zarit and B Johansson},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={P294-302}
}
We examined predictors of stability and decline in activities of daily living (ADLs) and mobility in a population-based sample of the oldest old. Respondents were people aged 84 to 90 living in South Central Sweden. Predictors were drawn from three domains: sociodemographic variables, vitality, and physical and psychological health. Using a logistic regression model, we sought to identify variables that were associated with changes in functioning. Over the 2-year interval, we found significant… CONTINUE READING
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