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 RAND.org on December 31, 1991
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.