BioMed Central Geriatrics
Self-care disability is dependence on others to conduct activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating and dressing. Among long-term care residents, self-care disability lowers quality of life and increases health care costs. Understanding the correlates of self-care disability in this population is critical to guide clinical care and ongoing research in Geriatrics. This study examines which resident geriatric syndromes and chronic conditions are associated with residents’ self-care disability and whether these relationships vary across strata of age, sex and cognitive status. It also describes the proportion of variance in residents’ self-care disability that is explained by residents’ geriatric syndromes versus long-term care home characteristics.
Lane, Natasha E.; Wodchis, Walter P.; Boyd, Cynthia M.; and Stukel, Thérèse A., "Disability in Long-Term Care Residents Explained by Prevalent Geriatric Syndromes, Not Long-Term Care Home Characteristics: A Cross-Sectional Study" (2017). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 608.