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[Measurement of physical capacities in the elderly: a secondary analysis of the Quebec longitudinal study NuAge].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature164941
Source
Salud Publica Mex. 2006 Nov-Dec;48(6):446-54
Publication Type
Article
Author
José Alberto Avila-Funes
Katherine Gray-Donald
Hélène Payette
Author Affiliation
Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement, Institut universitaire de g6riatrie de Sherbrooke, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canadá.
Source
Salud Publica Mex. 2006 Nov-Dec;48(6):446-54
Language
Spanish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Disability Evaluation
Exercise
Female
Geriatric Assessment
Health status
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Multivariate Analysis
Physical Fitness
Quebec
Questionnaires
Regression Analysis
Sex Factors
Walking
Abstract
To assess the validity of a battery of functional capacity tests in community-living elderly Canadians.
cross-sectional study.
baseline data from 1793 men and women aged 74.4 +/- 4.1 participating in the NuAge longitudinal study were collected from December 2003 to April 2005 and used for the analyses. A global score measuring functional capacities (BFC) was constructed as the sum of four tests according to a method proposed by Guralnik [Timed Up and Go, walking speed (4 m), chair stands (five times), standing balance]. Multivariate linear regression analysis was used to study the relationship between age, sex, and physical activity, and BFC score.
The global functional capacities score had an internal consistency of 0.74. It was significantly associated with age, sex and measures of mental and physical health status including: cognitive function (
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17326340 View in PubMed
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[Migration and health. Social and medical consequences of exile and repatriation]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature73058
Source
Rev Med Chil. 1995 Apr;123(4):426-38
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-1995
Author
J. Sundquist
S E Johansson
Author Affiliation
Centro de Medicina Social y General, Universidad de Lund.
Source
Rev Med Chil. 1995 Apr;123(4):426-38
Date
Apr-1995
Language
Spanish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Chile - ethnology
Emigration and Immigration
English Abstract
Female
Health status
Humans
Latin America - ethnology
Male
Refugees
Regression Analysis
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Social Problems
Sweden
Abstract
Three hundred thirty eight Latinamerican refugees living in Lund, Sweden, 51 that lived in Lund and were repatriated to Chile and 1132 Swedish subjects were interviewed using the survey of the Swedish National Statistics Institute. Data were analyzed using an unconditional logistic regression model, controlling possible confounders. Refugees living in Lund and repatriated to Chile considered their health as bad in a higher proportion than their Swedish counterparts, with an odds ratio of 3.48 (2.03-5.66) and 4.78 (2.1-10.25) respectively. Refugees and repatriated subjects had a higher risk of suffering long lasting illnesses with odds ratio of 2.84 and 2.64 respectively. It is concluded that there are great differences in life standards, housing and social relationships between Swedish people, Latinamerican refugees and repatriated individuals.
PubMed ID
8525186 View in PubMed
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