Factors related to disability: Evidence from the " Treviso Longeva (TRELONG) Study"

M. Gallucci, F. Ongaro, S. Meggiolaro, P. Antuono, D. R. Gustafson, G. L. Forloni, D. Albani, G. B. Gajo, E. Durante, L. Caberlotto, A. Zanardo, M. Siculi, G. Muffato, C. Regini

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Prolongation of life is an important public health goal as long as there is an emphasis on the quality of life (QoL) and independent living. Diminishing abilities to ambulate and participate in activities of daily living point to a serious decline in functional health, increasing the risk of institutionalization and death. In our work we found a pattern of factors associated with disability, especially cognitive impairment, as well as stroke, physical activity and performance, reading, and the nutritional biomarkers, blood albumin and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). The attention to this cluster of markers, suggesting multidimensional prevention, may have unexpected good effects against disability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-316
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


  • Activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Chronic diseases
  • Co-morbidity
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Disability
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
  • Lifestyles
  • Motor activity
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Physical performances
  • Short physical performance battery (SPPB)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology


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