Older adults and daily living task profiles Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aging
  • Geriatric Assessment

abstract

  • This paper describes data generated from a comprehensive study in which human factors techniques were applied to the analysis of 25 personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs) performed by 60 older adults (age 55 to 93 years) living in the community. Demand profiles generated from task analysis of video-taped ADLs identify the demands inherent in task activities and the objects and environments associated with them. Examples of four different approaches to examine ADL performance using demand profiles are presented: global descriptions of demands across all ADL tasks, task component profiles, task-specific profiles, and action profiles.

publication date

  • January 1990

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/001872089003200504

PubMed ID

  • 2074108

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 537

end page

  • 49

volume

  • 32

number

  • 5