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Disability in ADL Among the Ederly in an Urban Area of Manipur

Keywords: Disability , Geriatric Population , ADL , Risk factors

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This cross sectional study was done in elderly above 60 years of age with the objectives to assess theprevalence of disability in ADL among the elderly in the urban field practice area of the department ofcommunity medicine, RIMS, Imphal. Disability in ADL, age, marital status, gender, educational status,occupation, chronic disease and perceived health status were studied. 38 (12.2%) elders were found to bedisabled in ADL. Elderly males with poor perceived health status and having one or more chronic diseaseshave significantly higher risk of being disabled in ADL. It was concluded that identified risk factors need tobe addressed in prevention and control strategies in this area.

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