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ADL dependence on the elderly population living in the community: the influence of functional limitations and physical environmental demand.

Occupational Therapy International

Author: Iwarsson, S., Isacsson, A., Lanke, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


This study aims to analyse how functional limitations in the individual and housing accessibility problems influence dependence in the elderly population, and to test Lawton's docility hypothesis. The main finding was that dependence in ADL correlated highly significantly with housing accessibilty problems. It is clear from all the results that to promote independence in the general population, society has to work towards more accessible housing. More research is needed considering more environmental dimensions and the elderly people's subjective apprehension of their housing environment.

Further Details

Full Title: Occupational Therapy International
Pages: 173-93.
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: older, housing, modification, design
Reads: 185