Les prédicteurs de la reprise des activités des personnes âgées après un séjour en unité de réadaptation fonctionnelle intensive
The objective of this study was to explore which personal and environmental variables are the best predictors of reintegration to normal living in older adults discharged from an in-patient rehabilitation unit. More than fifteen biopsychosocial characteristics of 94 people over 60 years old were evaluated with reliable and valid tests a few days before discharge from rehabilitation. The participants' reintegration to normal living was evaluated three months later (n=86) with the Reintegration to Normal Living Index. From multivariate regression analyses, functional independence, balance, grip strength and general well-being are the best predictors and explain 26% and 27% of the variance in reintegration to normal living. This study suggests that by increasing efforts to maximize functional independence, balance, grip strength and well-being, rehabilitation professionals can expect older adults to achieve a greater degree of participation in their activities and social roles and maybe contribute to their quality of live.