Objective. The aim of this study was to provide preliminary data on nutritional, biological, psycho-social aspects obtained by means of the CGA in elderly hospitalized subjects from 2005 to 2007 in the Geriatrics OU, INRCA, Fermo. Methods. The sample consisted of 580 subjects aged ≥ 70 years. The protocol included: assessment of anthropometric and socio-demographic aspects, CIRS, MMSE, GDS-15, BADL, IADL, Social Network Scale Lübben, SF-12 Health Survey, evaluation of drugs, the risk of malnutrition. The statistical analysis was performed using Student's t-test, Chi-square test and ANOVA. Results. Sample was cognitively compromised (MMSE = 22.79 ± 5.14), with higher prevalence in women than men (F = 5.75, p <0.01). Mood status was worse in women (5.42 ± 3.28) than men (F = 15.46, p = 0.000). The mean score of the BADL was 4.12 ± 1.99 and 3.48 ± 2.59 in IADL. The social support was considered "good", with a mean score of 34.12 ± 10.23. The mean value of health status was, respectively, 36.01 ± 10.35 for physical health and 46.05 ± 10.25 for mental health, with differences among the age groups (F = 5.50, p <0.001). Conclusions. These findings suggest that the application of CGA may be a useful tool in the management of elderly patients and for the identification of some indicators for the continuity of care. Further analysis will be carried out in order to identify the relationship between nutritional status and psychological dimensions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comprehensive geriatric assessment in elderly hospitalized subjects: Preliminary results of Geriatrics O.U. of INRCA of Fermo|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology