The needs of old people. The 'interval' as a method of measurement.

  title={The needs of old people. The 'interval' as a method of measurement.},
  author={Belinda Isaacs and Y Neville},
  journal={British journal of preventive & social medicine},
  volume={30 2},
A survey was conducted on 1035 persons constituting a semi-random age-structured sample of the populations of three areas in the west of Scotland. The object was to attempt to estimate the needs of this population for domiciliary services. A method was developed of classifying the subjects into 12 'care groups' based on two characteristics, those of 'potential need' and 'solitude'. 'Potential need' was a measure of disability and its severity was graded according to the intervals that elapsed… CONTINUE READING

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