Functional Status and Church Participation of the Elderly: Theoretical and Practical Implications

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rebecca G. Adams, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This paper shows how functional impairment on five dimensions, physical health, mental health, economic re-sources, ability to perform the activities of daily living, and social resources, affected church participation of the elderly in a rural county of North Carolina. The data consist of 412 interviews with persons who were 60 years old or older in 1985. The instrument was a modified version of the OARS. The implications of these findings for the design of both studies of the relationship between aging and church participation and church programs to facilitate the involvement of the frail elderly are discussed

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Religion and Aging (now called Journal of Religious Gerontology) 33/4 1988 35-48
Language: English
Date: 1988
Keywords
Elderly, Rural North Carolina, Functional impairment, Church participation