ERIC Number: EJ563671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Morbidity and Comorbidity among Great Lakes American Indians: Predictors of Functional Ability.
Chapleski, Elizabeth E.; Lichtenberg, Peter A.; Dwyer, Jeffrey W.; Tsai, Pao F.; Youngblade, Lise M.
Gerontologist, v37 n5 p588-97 Oct 1997
Explores patterns of morbidity and comorbidity and their ability to predict functional disability among American Indian elders (N=409). Results show that age is a consistent predictor of functional disabilities. The Index of Comorbidity was more useful in predicting functional disability than was the simple summation of the number of chronic illnesses. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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