Improving home environments for elders with chronic disease: Findings from a 2009 national survey

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Most elders with chronic diseases are cared for at home until their conditions require medical supervision. Few studies have investigated how home environments are modified to support this trend from both healthcare and construction perspectives. This study investigated predictors of home improvement decisions for elders with chronic disease.

Ahn Y, Kim H. Improving home environments for elders with chronic disease: Findings from a 2009 national survey. Gerontologist. 2011; 51(suplement 2): 155-155. Available at: http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/51/suppl_2.toc


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31/05/2012

This secondary data analysis utilized the National Alliance for Caregiving/American Association of Retired Persons database for 2009. Descriptive statistics, inter-correlation analysis, and a hierarchical binary logistic regression analysis were performed on data collected from 736 elders, 242 of whom were aged without or 494 with 5 chronic diseases (dementia, arthritis/back pain, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes).


Ahn Y, Kim H.

Norte América