Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
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DIAZ CALZADA, Marvelia et al. Behavior of the disabilities in the elderly. "Hermanos Barcon" Popular Council. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 105-117. ISSN 1561-3194.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out with the elderly of "Hermanos Barcon" Popular Council, from January to June 2011 aimed at determining the behavior of their disabilities. The target group included 2011 old people and the sample 200. The survey for the disability risk factor was applied. Results were analyzed by means of rate calculation, absolute frequencies and percentages. Physical disabilities are close related to the sequelae of hip fractures, whereas low educational levels and lost of social role were the psychosocial variables most associated with this disability. Mental disabilities, female sex, low school degrees and unemployment prevailed in advanced ages.
Keywords : AGED [physiology].