ment among these states. Such research should be clearly focused on improving public health from a lifelong perspective.

Recommendation 5.6 More research is needed to improve the understanding of the impact of aging and other lifelong disabling conditions on functional limitations and secondary conditions.

Recommendation 5.7 The science supporting functional limitations depends on integrative studies of the whole person. Behavioral measurement and the development of valid functional limitation measures, should be high priorities in rehabilitation research.

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