Dependence in activities of daily living and cognitive impairment strongly predicted mortality in older urban residents in Brazil: A 2-year follow-up

Dependence in activities of daily living and cognitive impairment strongly predicted mortality in older urban residents in Brazil: A 2-year follow-up

Autor Ramos, Luiz Roberto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Simoes, Eduardo J. Google Scholar
Albert, Marilyn S. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Harvard Univ
St Louis Univ
Resumo OBJECTIVES: To identify a set of predictors of mortality among residents in the community, before any physical, biochemical, or image examination is performed, that could be collected on a routine standardized basis, to help the clinician define a patient follow-up strategy and the health planner make decisions regarding the care of older people.DESIGN: A household follow-up study, with an evaluation at baseline and 2 years later.SETTING: Residential area, with a low rate of in- and outmigration, in São Paulo a large industrialized urban center in southeastern Brazil.PARTICIPANTS: One thousand six hundred sixty-seven older urban residents in the community (65+), from different socioeconomic backgrounds, enrolled after a study area census.INTERVENTION: Structured home interview with Brazilian Older Americans Resources and Services Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire, previously validated in Portuguese.MEASUREMENTS: A logistic regression model for the risk of dying in the period was developed, having as independent variables, sociodemographic characteristics plus six other dimensions: subjective self-evaluation of health, past medical history, use of health services, dependence in activities of daily living (ADLs), mental health, and cognitive status.
Palavra-chave mortality rate
risk factors
dependence on daily living
cognitive status
functional capacity
older residents
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2001-09-01
Publicado em Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Malden: Blackwell Science Inc, v. 49, n. 9, p. 1168-1175, 2001.
ISSN 0002-8614 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Blackwell Science Inc
Extensão 1168-1175
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1532-5415.2001.49233.x
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000171090700005
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26622

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