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Activities of daily living, chronic medical conditions, and health-related quality of life in older adults.
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PMID:  22955089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study investigated associations between chronic medical conditions, activities of daily living (ADL), and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Our findings suggest that the number of ADL limitations reported by older adults is associated with their HRQOL. Findings from our analyses also suggest that the association between having multiple comorbid conditions and HRQOL is stronger for those with no ADL limitations than those with at least some limitations. These data will aid practitioners in determining the relative importance of chronic medical conditions and ADL limitations on HRQOL and demonstrate how ADL limitations and comorbid conditions may differentially impact HRQOL.
John P Barile; William W Thompson; Matthew M Zack; Gloria L Krahn; Willi Horner-Johnson; Samuel C Haffer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of ambulatory care management     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1550-3267     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ambul Care Manage     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802876     Medline TA:  J Ambul Care Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-304     Citation Subset:  H    
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (Dr Barile); The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia (Drs Thompson, Zack, and Krahn); Oregon Health & Science University, Institute on Development & Disability, Portland, Oregon (Dr Horner-Johnson); and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, Baltimore, Maryland (Dr Haffer).
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