Skip to content
Journal article

Health measures correlates in French elderly community population: The PAQUID study.

Barberger-Gateau P, Chaslerie A, Dartigues J, Commenges D, Gagnon M, Salamon R...(+6 more)

Journal of Gerontology, vol. 47, issue 2 (1992) pp. S88-S95 Published by Gerontological Society of America

  • 11


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 125


    Citations of this article.
  • N/A


    ScienceDirect users who have downloaded this article.
Sign in to save reference


Interviewed a subsample of 2,792 adults (aged 65+ yrs) who participated in the PAQUID ("Personnes Agées QUID?" that is, "WHAT about Older Persons?") epidemiologic study of mental and functional aging. Health measures included activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, mobility, the Rosow scale, and 2 subjective health assessments. Depressive symptomatology was assessed by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale and cognitive functioning by the Mini-Mental State (MMS) Examination. Dependence rates vary from 9.7% to 71.9% according to the indicator under consideration. Cross-sectional correlations with dependence were significant for age, sex, education, rural setting, joint pain, dyspnea, hearing and visual impairment, MMS score, and depression. In logistic regressions, only dyspnea, MMS score, and depression were always significantly correlated with dependence, whichever the indicator. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)

Author-supplied keywords

  • 65 yr olds & older
  • Aging
  • Demographic Characteristics
  • France
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • health & sociodemographic & physical & mental aspe

Find this document

Get full text

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below