Functional mobility, depressive symptoms, level of independence, and quality of life of the elderly living at home and in the nursing home
American Medical Directors Association. Journal: long-term care: management, applied research and clinical issues
662 - 666
Item Usage Stats
Objectives: To compare functional mobility, depressive symptoms, level of independence, and quality of life of the elderly living at home and in the nursing home. Design: A prospectively designed, comparative study. Setting: A nursing home and a university hospital department. Participants: In this study, 33 elderly living in a nursing home and 25 elderly living at home, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and volunteered to participate, were included. Measurements: Sociodemographic characteristics were recorded. Functional mobility (Timed Up & Go Test), depressive symptoms (Geriatric Depression Scale), level of independence (Kahoku Aging Longitudinal Study Scale), and quality of life (Visual Analogue Scale) scores were compared between the groups. Results: Functional mobility and independence level of the nursing home residents were higher than the home-dwelling elderly (95% CI: -4.88, -0.29 and 0.41, 6.30, respectively), but they had more depressive symptoms (95% CI: 0.30, 5.45), and their level of QoL was lower (95% CI: -15.55, -2.93). Conclusion: These findings are thought to be important and of benefit for health care professionals and caregivers as indicating the areas that need to be supported for the elderly living at home (functional mobility and independence) and in the nursing home (depressive symptoms and quality of life). © 2009 American Medical Directors Association.
Nursing home residents
Geriatric depression scale
Major clinical study
Quality of life
Activities of daily living
Homes for the aged
Published Version (Please cite this version)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2009.06.002
- Work in Progress 372
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Islamic-Iranian studies and studies concerning Iran in the Islamic period until contemporary times in German speaking countries (Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic, Austria and Switzerland); selected bibliography concerning recent scholarly research on Iran during the Islamic period from the Federal Republic of Germany (including West-Berlin), the Democratic German Republic, Austria and Switzerland. Fragner, Bert G.
Kaypak, E.; Ortaçtepe, D. (Elsevier, 2014-02)The English language used to be specific to English-speaking countries such as the U.S.; however, it has evolved to become the new lingua franca all around the world. Considering the growing number of students studying ...