Meaning of Day-care and/or Day-service for the elderly with physical disabilities: Influence of ADL and duration of illness Mizuho Fujiwara 1 , Kazuo Abe 2 1Institute of Health Sciences, Hiroshima University School of Medicine 2Department of Neurology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Keyword: デイケア , デイサービス , 高齢障害者 , ADL , (罹病期間) , Day-care , Day-service , Elderly with physical disabilities , ADL , Duration of illness pp.240-250
Published Date 2002/6/15
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 The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of Day-care and/or Day-service for the elderly with physical disabilities by analyzing their ADL and duration of illness. By a community based questionnaire method, we ask 277 persons over 60 years old with physical disabilities about their purpose and satisfaction of using Day-care and/or Day-service. Persons with dementia were excluded from this study. We analyzed the influence of ADL and disease duration by using Hayashi's quantification method III. The elderly with severely limited ADL showed a tendency towards "Soul/Spiritual-Communicative", while the elderly with independent ADL showed a tendency towards "Soul/Spiritual-Personal". In addition, the elderly with a shorter duration of illness within two years initially showed a tendency towards "Physical-Personal", but gradually developed a tendency toward "Soul/Spiritual-Communicative".

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