Research corner: Relationship of severity of physical disability to pain, functional status, and assistive device use of home- based elderly clients

William C. Mann, Kenneth Ottenbacher, Dianne Hurren, Machiko Tomita

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Abstract

This study sought to determine the relationship of assistive device use, pain, and functional status to severity of physical disability among elderly persons with disabilities. A total of 194 community-based elderly persons were divided into seven groups based on degree of physical disability derived from their Sickness Impact Profile scores. Dependent measures included the functional independence measure (FIM) for activities of daily living (ADLs), the Jette Functional Status Index-Modified for pain, and the Assistive Technology Used Survey for use of assistive devices. A Kruskall-Wallis one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was computed for each dependent variable. The seven groups showed statistically significant differences (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalHome Health Care Management and Practice
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • aging
  • impairment
  • self-care
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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