Profiles of functioning as predictors of mortality in old age: The advantage of a configurative approach

Dov Shmotkin, Liat Lerner-Geva, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Tzvia Blumstein, Nitza Eyal, Aviva Shorek, Gitit Kave, Haim Hazan

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This study proposes the concept of functioning profile, by which one's status is summarized across essential functioning domains, and validates its efficiency in predicting mortality. The study analyzed data of two cohorts of community-dwelling Israelis aged 75 and over, nationally sampled in 1989 (N=1200) and 1999 (N=421), respectively. Eight groups with differential profiles reflected higher versus lower levels of functioning in three domains: physical (activities of daily living), cognitive (Orientation-Memory-Concentration test=OMC) and affective (depressive symptoms). The analyses predicted mortality within 4 years, adjusting for sociodemographic and health variables. Relative to the optimal profile, most functioning profiles represented groups having elevated mortality risks of considerable consistency across cohorts. Physical functioning was the most predictive component in the profiles, but its combinations with cognitive and affective functioning produced unique contributions to mortality prediction. The study suggests that the functioning profile, representing a person-centered configurative approach (i.e., one that considers the person's combined standing on key factors), is a useful concept for delineating risk groups in late life and evaluating risk factors in predicting mortality.

اللغة الأصليةالإنجليزيّة
الصفحات (من إلى)68-75
عدد الصفحات8
دوريةArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
مستوى الصوت51
رقم الإصدار1
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرنُشِر - يوليو 2010
منشور خارجيًانعم

ملاحظة ببليوغرافية

Funding Information:
The CALAS was funded by the U.S. National Institute on Aging (Grants R01-AG05885-03 and R01-5885-06 ). The IMAS was funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy (Grant A/2/1998 ). Parts of the present study were supported by Pinhas Sapir Center for Development, and the Israel National Institute for Health Policy (Grant R/2/2004 ). We are grateful to Laurence Freedman and Ilya Novikov for their help and suggestions concerning this paper.


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