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Cognitive ability as a predictor of self-care performance and change in the elderly
Author(s)A G Little, D R Hemsley, P J Volans
Journal titleInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 1, no 2, Oct-Dec 1986
Pagespp 107-119
KeywordsSelf care capacity ; Assessment procedures for mental patients.
AnnotationTwo measures of cognitive ability (a mental status questionnaire and a psychometric test of verbal learning and memory) were compared as predictors of three measures of self-care (self-report, informant ratings and performance testing). Self-care ability of 150 elderly in residential homes was measured at baseline and after two years. Cognitive ability was significantly related to self-care ability at baseline and 2 years and to the changes in self-care during follow-up. However, this relationship was moderate and complex. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930518021
ClassmarkCA: DA:4C

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