Prevalence of functional dependence among elderly people
AbstractThe most immediate consequence of aging is the dependent population growth. For this purpose, the aim of this study is to show the prevalence of dependence on basic and instrumental activities of daily living among the population older than 60 years old, depending on the gender, the marital status and the age, in a total sample of 1.222 people. The dependency level is higher among women, in nearly all basic activities, being the widow people who have shown the highest average dependency rate and for both, basic and instrumental activities. We have observed that there is a positive correlation between the increase of aging and the increase of dependence, except in the basic activity of eating. We can know the groups and features of dependant people, so it leads us, not only to estimate the resources needed to assist them but also the possibility of carrying out preventive work among those groups.
Copyright (c) 1970 Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The works published in this journal are subject to the following terms:
1. The Publications Service of the University of Murcia (the publisher) retains the property rights (copyright) of published works, and encourages and enables the reuse of the same under the license specified in paragraph 2.
2. The works are published in the online edition of the journal under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (legal text). You can copy, use, distribute, transmit and publicly display, provided that: i) you cite the author and the original source of publication (journal, editorial and URL of the work), ii) are not used for commercial purposes, iii ) mentions the existence and specifications of this license.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
3. Conditions of self-archiving. Is allowed and encouraged the authors to disseminate electronically pre-print versions (version before being evaluated and sent to the journal) and / or post-print (version reviewed and accepted for publication) of their works before publication, as it encourages its earliest circulation and diffusion and thus a possible increase in its citation and scope between the academic community. RoMEO Color: Green.