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Assistive technology and the rural elderly.

Rural Rehabilitation: A Modern Perspective

Author: Mann, W. C.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1998


About 25% of the total elderly population live in non-urban areas of the United States. Income levels are lower for rural elderly. The University at Buffalo Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Aging studied a sample of 47 rural- living elders and compared them to a sample of 452 non-rural elders on demographic factors, health, functional, and psychosocial status and the use of assistive devices and home modifications. The results of this comparison are presented in this chapter.

Further Details

Author: Smith, Scott T.
Pages: 313-326
Publish Location: Arnaudville, L.A.
Publisher: Bow River Publishing
Accession Number: 24.10.03
Keywords: North America, assistive device, older
Reads: 216