Disability rank in vestibular older adults

Disability rank in vestibular older adults

Author Aratani, Mayra Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Perracini, Monica Rodrigues Google Scholar
Caovilla, Heloisa Helena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gazzola, Juliana Maria Google Scholar
Gananca, Mauricio Malavasi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gananca, Fernando Freitas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Cidade São Paulo
Univ Bandeirante São Paulo
Abstract Aim:To analyze the hierarchical structure of activities of daily living (ADL) among vestibular older adults, according to its power to discriminate disability.Methods:An exploratory cross-sectional study was conducted comprising 235 elderly, aged 65 years and older, with chronic vestibular dysfunction. Functional capacity was assessed through the Brazilian version of OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire which consists of 15 activities of daily living (ADL). the sample was classified in each ADL according to the difficulty level in performing the activity. A multiple correlation analysis technique and discriminant analysis was used to analyze the hierarchical structure of ADL.Results:The sample consisted of 75.3% women, with an average age of 73.55 +/- 5.94 years. the ADL and their respective discrimination measurements were: getting into and out of bed (0.293); eating (0.129); combing hair (0.150); walking on flat surfaces (0.270); having a bath/shower (0.512); getting dressed (0.325); getting to the toilet in time (0.107); climbing stairs (0.338); taking medicines on time (0.035); walking close to home (0.529); shopping (0.503); preparing meals (0.398); cutting toenails (0.242); getting off buses (0.452); and cleaning the house (0.408).Conclusion:The tasks that reflect a higher demand upon the vestibular system were the most impaired, in the following order: walking close to home, having a bath/shower, shopping, getting off buses, cleaning the house, preparing meals, climbing stairs, getting dressed, getting into and out of bed, walking on flat surfaces, cutting toenails, combing hair, eating, getting to the toilet in time, taking medicines on time. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2011; 11: 50-54.
Keywords activities of daily living
elderly people
vestibular disorders
Language English
Date 2011-01-01
Published in Geriatrics & Gerontology International. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc, v. 11, n. 1, p. 50-54, 2011.
ISSN 1444-1586 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 50-54
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0594.2010.00633.x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000285759100008
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33319

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