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The Effect of Altering ADL Thresholds on Active Life Expectancy Estimates for Older Persons

Citation

Lynch, Scott M.; Brown, J. Scott; & Harmsen, Katherine G. (2003). The Effect of Altering ADL Thresholds on Active Life Expectancy Estimates for Older Persons. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 58(3), S171-8.

Abstract

Objectives: Research on disability and active life expectancy (ALE) has often criticized the measurement of disability but has rarely empirically investigated the effect of changing measurement. The purpose of this study was to determine whether altering the number of activities of daily living (ADLs) required to consider an individual "disabled" affects population-based ALE estimates after considering parametric uncertainty and sampling error.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/58.3.s171

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

Author(s)

Lynch, Scott M.
Brown, J. Scott
Harmsen, Katherine G.

Year Published

2003

Volume Number

58

Issue Number

3

Pages

S171-8

Reference ID

1392