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Titolo:
Excess functional disability among demented subjects? Findings from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging
Autore:
Thomas, VS;
Indirizzi:
Univ Nebraska, Med Ctr, Dept Internal Med, Sect Geriatr & Gerontol, Omaha,NE 68198 USA Univ Nebraska Omaha NE USA 68198 t Geriatr & Gerontol, Omaha,NE 68198 USA
Titolo Testata:
DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS
fascicolo: 3, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 206 - 210
SICI:
1420-8008(200105/06)12:3<206:EFDADS>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT; DIAGNOSIS; POPULATION; RISK;
Keywords:
dementia; CIND; disability; activities of daily living;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Thomas, VS Univ Nebraska, Med Ctr, Dept Internal Med, Sect Geriatr & Gerontol, Room 20130,Univ Geriatr Ctr 985620, Omaha, NE 68198 USA Univ Nebraska Room 20130,Univ Geriatr Ctr 985620 Omaha NE USA 68198
Citazione:
V.S. Thomas, "Excess functional disability among demented subjects? Findings from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging", DEMENT G C, 12(3), 2001, pp. 206-210

Abstract

Dementia has been recognized as the strongest determinant for developing functional disability. However, dementia patients typically present with concomitant illness, thereby making difficult a determination of the fraction of disability due to dementia, The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of functional disability among demented and nondemented people and to estimate the excess disability in demented subjects net of conditions independently associated with disability in older people, using data on nearly 2,900 subjects from the clinical examination of the 1991 Canadian Study of Health and Aging. Unadjusted specific disability prevalence (in bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting and stool and urinary incontinence) isconsiderably greater among demented subjects than among cognitively normalor cognitively impaired but not demented subjects. After adjustments, specific disability in demented subjects is somewhat reduced in comparison to nondemented and cognitively impaired but not demented subjects. Thus, even when one considers the influence of a history of physical illnesses that typically result in disability, the link between disability and dementia is only marginally attenuated. Copyright (C) 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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