Defining profiles of functional limitations in groups of older persons: how and why?

Slaug, Björn, Schilling, Oliver, Iwarsson, Susanne and Carlsson, Gunilla (2010) Defining profiles of functional limitations in groups of older persons: how and why?. Journal of Aging and Health, 23 3: 578-604. doi:10.1177/0898264310390681


Author Slaug, Björn
Schilling, Oliver
Iwarsson, Susanne
Carlsson, Gunilla
Title Defining profiles of functional limitations in groups of older persons: how and why?
Journal name Journal of Aging and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0898-2643
1552-6887
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0898264310390681
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 578
End page 604
Total pages 27
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: Addressing the complexity of multiple health problems in the older population, the objective was to identify combinations of functional limitations for use in simulation analysis, to enable predictions of the potentially most severe person-environment fit (i.e., accessibility) problems among groups of older persons.

Method: Utilizing data from 1,542 persons aged 75 to 89 years and applying Configuration Frequency Analysis, we tested which combinations of functional limitations that occurred more or less often than expected. Significant combinations were defined as type profiles and used in simulated accessibility analyses.

Results: Eleven combinations occurred more often and eight less often than expected (p <.05). Simulations with ten type profiles predicted varied patterns of accessibility problems.

Conclusion: The use of type profiles has potential to contribute to the knowledge of combinations of functional limitations among groups of older persons. Variation in predicted accessibility problems for different type profiles helps identifying priorities in societal planning. 
Keyword Accessibility
Methodology
P-E fit
Physical environment
Simulations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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