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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, Margarida
Lopes, Manuel
Oliveira, Henrique
Marôco, João
Fonseca, César
Santos, Margarida
Caeiro, José
Keywords: Ageing
Elderly residing in the community
Functionality profile assessment
Confirmatory factor analysis
Nursing care
Issue Date: 29-Feb-2020
Publisher: Springer
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.
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.
Peer reviewed: yes
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-41494-8_33
ISBN: 978-303041493-1
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