TITLE

Trends in Late-Life Disablement: Women Are Losing Ground

AUTHOR(S)
Jette, Alan M.
PUB. DATE
September 2016
SOURCE
Physical Therapy;Sep2016, Vol. 96 Issue 9, p1314
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the trend for women in the U.S. where longevity increases since 1986 were small and accompanied by smaller postponements in disablement and overall stagnation in life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy. While women live longer than men, they reportedly do not live a greater number of disability-free years than men. He cites the role of physical therapists in designing evidence-based interventions to address preventable risk factors among older women.
ACCESSION #
117831791

 

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