Cognitive impairment is a negative short-term and long-term prognostic factor in elderly patients with hip fracture

M. G. Benedetti, V. Ginex, E. Mariani, A. Zati, A. Cotti, E. Pignotti, F. Clerici

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Abstract

Background. Subjects with severe cognitive impairment (CI) have a high-risk of hip fractures with increased rate of adverse postoperative functional outcomes and mortality. Aim. To evaluate the impact of different degrees of CI on functional recovery and mortality after hip fracture. Design. Prospective observational study. Setting. Two orthopedic surgery units. Population. Two hundred twenty-eight consecutive patients after a hip surgery. Methods. Patients were assessed at baseline through the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ), an instrument that allows to categorize subjects as follows: cognitively intact (SPMSQ≥8) or with mild (SPMSQ=6-7), moderate (SPMSQ=3-5) and severe CI (SPMSQ

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-823
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume51
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Hip fractures
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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