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|Title: ||How to Delineate the General Profiles of Functionality of Citizen’s Aged 65 Years and Old as a Function of Its Age|
|Authors: ||Goes, M.|
|Editors: ||Garcia-Alonso, J.|
Elderly residing in the community
|Issue Date: ||2020|
|Publisher: ||Springer Cham|
|Citation: ||Goes, M. et al. (2020). How to Delineate the General Profiles of Functionality of Citizen’s Aged 65 Years and Old as a Function of Its Age. In: García-Alonso, J., Fonseca, C. (eds) Gerontechnology. IWoG 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1185. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41494-8_33|
|Abstract: ||Objectives: A core set of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health codes was used, to ascertain the general profile of functionality as a function of biological and sociodemographic characteristics, notably the age of the citizens.
Methods: Data were collected by health professionals in the participants’ houses. The factorial validity of the construct was assessed by a confirmatory factor analysis. An ordinal regression model was built to identify the general profile of functionality as a function of age.
Results: It is expected that people under the age of 74 years will present no functional problems and that, after age 74, the most likely functionality problem will be a “MILD problem”.
Discussion: The functional profile of each elderly is interrelated with his or her sociodemographic context as well as with the overarching biological, cultural, and environmental characteristics of society. A progressive decrease in GPF occurs with age.
Conclusions: The evaluation of each person (even those with no perceived or incipient levels of functional impairment who are at risk of progressing to a more severe disability) about what are the factors that are related with this functional decline as people get older, allows identify the respective nursing interventions to be developed.|
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