Elderly patients with cognitive impairment have a high risk for functional decline during hospitalization: The GIFA study

Claudio Pedone, Sara Ercolani, Marco Catani, Dario Maggio, Carmelinda Ruggiero, Roberto Quartesan, Umberto Senin, Patrizia Mecocci, Antonio Cherubini

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Abstract

Background. We tested the hypothesis that cognitive impairment upon admission (CIA) and cognitive decline (CD) during hospitalization are associated with an increased risk for functional decline (FD) in older inpatients. Methods. The Italian Group of Pharmacoepidemiology in the Elderly (Gruppo Italiano di Farmacoepidemiologia nell'Anziano, GIFA) project was a multicenter survey of 9061 older patients admitted to Italian hospitals between 1991 and 1997. CIA was defined as a Hodkinson Abbreviated Mental Test score

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1576-1580
Number of pages5
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Volume60
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing

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