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Health-related factors associated with hospitalization for old people: comparisons of elderly aged 85 in a population cohort study.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr ; 54(2): 391-7, 2012.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21640394
ABSTRACT
The aim of this population-based study was to (1) describe living conditions and actual health care utilization among 85 year olds; (2) determine factors that affect hospital admissions in this age. The study was conducted on 85-year-old residents in Linköping municipality, Sweden. The data collected included medical records, health care utilization during the preceding 12 months and a postal questionnaire on assistance, assistive technology, functional impairment, feelings of loneliness, worries and health-related quality of life measured by the EQ-5D. Out of 650 eligible individuals, 496 (78% of those alive) participated. Despite the prevalence of multi-morbidity (68%) and mental discomfort, the majority managed self-care (85%), usual activities (74%) and had high (>60/100) self-rated health evaluated by a visual analog scale (VAS). The non-hospitalized group reported a better health status than the hospitalized group in terms of medical aspects, living conditions and subjective estimation. Factors associated with in-patient care were an increased number of general practitioner visits, more assistive technology, community assistance, multimorbidity and/or diagnosed congestive heart failure and arrhythmia.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Idoso / Nível de Saúde / Hospitalização Tipo de estudo: Estudo de coorte / Incidence_studies / Prevalence_studies Aspecto clínico: Etiologia Limite: Feminino / Humanos / Masculino País/Região como assunto: Europa Idioma: Inglês Revista: Arch Gerontol Geriatr Ano de publicação: 2012 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Suécia