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Locomotor disability in very elderly people: value of a programme for screening and provision of aids for daily living.

British Medical Journal

Author: Hart, D., Bowling, A., Ellis, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1990

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of potentially reversible locomotor disabilities in elderly subjects and the cost effectiveness of providing aids for daily living. It involved a randomised trial of 85 persons living independently in an inner London borough. A number of interventions were included: raised toilet seat, teapot tipper, shoe horn, elastic laces and double handled saucepan. Conclusions: appreciable degrees of unrecognised locomotor disability are detected on screening of very elderly people living independently. Providing aids offers a feasible and cost effective means of improving function in such people.


Further Details

Full Title: British Medical Journal
Pages: 216-220.
Issue: 301
Accession Number: 11.12.02
Keywords: United Kingdom, older, mobility, assistive device
Reads: 269
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