2016
DOI: 10.18632/aging.101055
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Abstract: The majority of old people suffer from various clinical conditions that affect health, functioning and quality of life. This research is a part of a cross-sectional, nationwide PolSenior Study that provides a comprehensive assessment of eight geriatric impairments and their co-occurrence in a representative sample (3471 participant aged 65-104 years, mean age 78.3 years) of the old adults living in the community in Poland. The participants were recruited randomly from all administrative regions of Poland by a … Show more

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“…In our study, we found that increasing age was associated with more extensive disability. This is in accordance with age-related loss of physical prowess with age [ 35 ]; where the incidence of almost all chronic conditions increases with age [ 36 , 37 ]. In particular, the occurrence of chronic conditions such as presbyopia, loss of strength, balance and osteoporosis may have a considerable impact on functional independence [ 38 ].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 78%
“…In our study, we found that increasing age was associated with more extensive disability. This is in accordance with age-related loss of physical prowess with age [ 35 ]; where the incidence of almost all chronic conditions increases with age [ 36 , 37 ]. In particular, the occurrence of chronic conditions such as presbyopia, loss of strength, balance and osteoporosis may have a considerable impact on functional independence [ 38 ].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 78%
“…Furthermore, individuals with cancer reported more limitations in IADLs, with the most common limitations being heavy housework (34%) and shopping (17%) [ 12 ]. It is of note that around half of the population in the PolSenior study had some impairment in performing IADL tasks [ 13 ]. What is also noteworthy is that in elderly cancer survivors, functional status was found to be associated with the presence of comorbidities and level of education rather than with the presence of cancer or time from diagnosis [ 14 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Since the 7th decade of life, we observe the onset of aging symptoms in the sphere of biology, psychology and changes in the social and economic status. Proper identification of the risks associated with aging is an in-depth assessment in all of the above-mentioned areas [6].…”
Section: Elderly Populationmentioning
confidence: 99%