The Predictive Validity of Self-Report and Performance-Based Measures of Function and Health

Published In: Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, v. 47, no. 4, July 1992, p. M106-M110

Posted on on January 01, 1992

by David Reuben, Albert L. Siu, Sokkun Kimpau

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Indicates that functional status is a predictor of mortality in elderly people and that it is one of the few potentially mutable factors in a mortality model. The authors urge that studies be done to change the functional status of elderly people and to see if those changes result in decreased mortality.

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