Factors associated to the dependence of older adults with diabetes mellitus type 2

Factors associated to the dependence of older adults with diabetes mellitus type 2

Author Guimaraes Fonseca, Adelia Dayane Google Scholar
de Oliveira e Silva, Carla Silvana Google Scholar
Barbosa, Dulce Aparecida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos Alves, Elaine Cristina Google Scholar
de Pinho, Lucineia Google Scholar
Santos Figueiredo Brito, Maria Fernanda Google Scholar
Gamba, Monica Antar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: to identify factors associated to the dependence of older adults with Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Method: analytical and epidemiological study with 99 older adults. The Brazilian Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire and a questionnaire composed by socio-demographic and clinical variables were used. The independent variables were described and compared to the level of dependence obtained by the chi-square test or the Fisher test, the strength of association was estimated by Odds Ratio and multiple regression. Results: the level of dependence prevailed in 79.8% of the sample. Higher chances of dependence were associated to: cutting toenails

performing household chores

presenting geriatric problems

urinary incontinence

time of diagnosis of diabetes

falls in the past year

and physical inactivity. Conclusion: considering the positive association of diabetes mellitus to the increased chance of dependence among older adults, there is need for direction and adoption of effective measures to ensure the functionality and quality of life of older adults with diabetes mellitus in a fair and democratic way.
Keywords Geriatric Nursing
Older Adult
Older Adult's Health
Diabetes Mellitus
Risk Factors
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Brasilia Df
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Revista Brasileira De Enfermagem. Brasilia Df, v. 71, p. 868-875, 2018.
ISSN 0034-7167 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Enfermagem
Extent 868-875
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0285
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000432861200020
SciELO ID S0034-71672018000800868 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/54294

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