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Avaliação da capacidade funcional e do risco de hospitalização de idosos / Evaluation of functional capacity and risk of hospital admission of elderly

Comun. ciênc. saúde; 23(3): 215-221, jul.-set., 2012. tab, graf
Artigo em Português | MS | ID: mis-36337

PURPOSE:

to evaluate functional capacity and risk of hospital admission of elderly in Samambaia – Federal District.

METHODS:

we used a validated questionnaire to identify risk of hospitaladmission and a questionnaire to evaluate functional capacity of 101elders.

RESULTS:

patients were predominantly female (64.4%), aged 65-74 years (68.3%). It was observed that 75.2% of respondents had no hospital admission in past year. Higher incidence of hospital admission and doctor visit was presented in females. In risk assessment, it was shown that 21% had low risk, 28% medium, 22% medium-high and 30% high. Prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases was, respectively, 30.7% and 18.8%. Among the sensory deficits, most common was visual impairment (73%).

CONCLUSIONS:

our study showed a high proportion of elders at high risk of hospital admission, therefore, a differentiated service should be adopted for this group. However, we observed preservation of functional capacity of majority of them.(AU)
Biblioteca responsável: BR599.1