The burden of chronic diseases in the elderly

C. Vergani

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Abstract

The elderly may suffer from many chronic diseases often associated with disability. The health status of the elderly depends not only on the physical condition but also on the emotional state and the social participation. To evaluate his health condition, it is therefore necessary to apply the comprehensive geriatric assessment which takes into consideration all together the physical, psycological and socio-economic factors. Therefore we propose a new tool, the polar diagram, to be used in order to perform the comprehensive geriatric assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Congress Series
Volume1280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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Geriatric Assessment
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Keywords

  • Chronic disease
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Polar diagram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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