Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Associated factors of independency in older adults with cognitive impairment living in a long term care institute]

KOVÁCS Éva1, JÓNÁSNÉ SZTRUHÁR Izabella2,3, KARÓCZI Csilla Kata4, VASS Zsolt5, FARKAS Lilla6

JUNE 30, 2016

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2016;29(03)

[Aim of the research: Functional independence determines the elderly’s health and quality of life. In them cross-sectional study the authors analysed the associations between functional abilities (balance, gait, functional mobility, cognitive abilities), age, BMI and comorbidities and independency in older adults with cognitive impairment. Research and sampling methods: 110 elderly people were measured. Self-sufficiency was measured by the Katz-index, balance, and gait by the Tinetti Test and functional mobility by the Timed Up and Go Test. Correlations between variables were analysed with the Spearman’s rank-order correlation. Results: There was strong association between balance (r=0,557), gait (r=0,515), functional mobility (r=-0,647), and independency. It means the better the balance, gait, and functional mobility is, the higher the independency is. There was weak association between age, BMI, cognitive abilities, comorbidities and independency. Conclusion: Results show that preserving of the functional independence in older adults with cognitive impairment is a multidisciplinary task: physiotherapists and nurses should work together to complete doctors’ curative work of chronic diseases.]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar Alapozó Egészségtudományi Intézet Morfológiai és Fiziológiai Tanszék
  2. Fővárosi Önkormányzat Pesti úti Idősek Otthona és Regionális Módszertani Osztály
  3. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar Alkalmazott Egészségtudományi Intézet Fizioterápia Tanszék
  4. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar MSc Fizioterápia szak I. évfolyam
  5. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar BSc Ápoló szakirány III. évfolyam
  6. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar BSc Gyógytornász szakirány IV. évfolyam

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