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One-Year Changes in Activities of Daily Living, Usability, Falls and Concerns about Falling, and Self-Rated Health for Different Housing Adaptation Client Profiles

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Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Tech4Care Srl, Falconara Marittima, 60015 Ancona, Italy
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[email protected], Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Academic Editors: Koutatsu Nagai and Eva Ekvall Hansson
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(18), 9704; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189704
Received: 11 August 2021 / Revised: 11 September 2021 / Accepted: 13 September 2021 / Published: 15 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Movement Disorders and Falls in Older Persons)
The purpose of this study was to investigate one-year changes and differences in changes in activities of daily living (ADL), usability, a history of falls, concerns about falling, and self-rated health across five housing adaptation (HA) client profiles identified previously using a cluster analysis approach: older adults with low level of disability (n = 59); older adults with medium/high level of disability (n = 26); adults with low level of disability (n = 10); adults with high level of disability (n = 8); and older adults with medium level of disability including at least moderate cognitive impairment (n = 5). Comparisons between the five profiles include secondary analyses aggregating those with low level of disability and those with medium/high level of disability. Changes within the client profiles demonstrate a complex pattern of improvements and declines, depending on outcome, with no profile showing consistent improvement or decline across all outcomes. The risks of deterioration over one year were the highest among those with cognitive impairments at baseline, but no recommendation of prioritization decisions based on baseline profiles can be made. Instead, it seems that all HA clients, independently of baseline profile, are at risk of increasing disability over time and require follow-up evaluations regularly. View Full-Text
Keywords: home modification; disability; clusters; longitudinal; health; intervention; prioritization; evaluation home modification; disability; clusters; longitudinal; health; intervention; prioritization; evaluation
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Malmgren Fänge, A.; Chiatti, C.; Axmon, A. One-Year Changes in Activities of Daily Living, Usability, Falls and Concerns about Falling, and Self-Rated Health for Different Housing Adaptation Client Profiles. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9704. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189704

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Malmgren Fänge A, Chiatti C, Axmon A. One-Year Changes in Activities of Daily Living, Usability, Falls and Concerns about Falling, and Self-Rated Health for Different Housing Adaptation Client Profiles. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(18):9704. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189704

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Malmgren Fänge, Agneta, Carlos Chiatti, and Anna Axmon. 2021. "One-Year Changes in Activities of Daily Living, Usability, Falls and Concerns about Falling, and Self-Rated Health for Different Housing Adaptation Client Profiles" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 18: 9704. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189704

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