[Evaluation of Functional Capability After Hospital Admission of Nonagenarian Patients]

Med Clin (Barc). 2000 Nov 25;115(18):695-6. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7753(00)71666-6.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

Background: Hospitalisation in nonagenarians patients may causes functional decline.

Patients and method: The study sample included all nonagenarians patients admitted during three months in two teaching hospitals.

Results: We studied 125 patients (24 [19%] died). In the remaining 101 patients the previous Barthel index (BI) was 75, at admission 33 (p < 0.0001), and at discharge 43 (p < 0.001). The decline in BI at discharge was remarkable ( 32; p < 0.0001) and persisted after 3 months (12, p < 0.003).

Conclusion: After three months of hospitalisation in nonagenarians patients persist a functional decline.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
  • Male
  • Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Spain