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RUBIO, Encarnación et al. Determinants of the functional capacity in older people by gender. Gerokomos [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.2, pp.69-73. ISSN 1134-928X.

The purpose is to identify the sociodemographic, health and physical activity determinants that influence the appearance of disability for basic and instrumental activities of daily life in 380 individuals older than 64 who attend social centres of Zaragoza. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to analyse the functional capacities by gender. Sociodemographic variables, chronic diseases and physical activity were explanatory variables. Conclusions: medical conditions are the main marker of disability, and physical activity is a instrument that can be promoted in Primary Care to reduce the risk of disability.

Keywords : Basic activities daily living; instrumental activities daily living; disability; gender; physical activity.

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