volume 44, issue 6, P1120-1129 2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102010000600018
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Abstract: ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To analyze whether the explanatory model for health assessments among elderly people based on self-reporting is comparable with the model based on secondary informant reporting, and whether the secondary informant's selfassessed health infl uences the health assessment among these elderly people. METHODS:This was a cross-sectional study on 230 pairs consisting of one elderly individual and one secondary informant, conducted in Belo Horizonte, Southeastern Brazil, in 2007. The sociodemograph…

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