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Factors predicting the implementation of home modifications among elderly people with loss of independence

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics,

Author: Gosselin, C., Robitaille, Y., Trickey, F., Maltais, D.
Year: 1993
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

This article describes how a program of minor home modifications offered free of charge was accepted by elderly people who have experienced a loss of independence. Of the 255 subjects to whom the program was offered, 69% had one or more modifications made to their home. Predictors of home modifications included low-income status, good housing conditions, no difficulty in managing budget, and recognition that home modifications might facilitate daily activities.

Further Details

Pages 15-27
Volume 12
Issue 1
Accession Number 4.4.03
Keywords older, modification

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