• Valoración funcional y etapificación de la dismovilidad en adultos mayores al ingreso hospitalario a una Clínica Geriátrica especializada del Seguro Social en ESSALUD en Lima, Perú, 2013

      Becerra Bravo, Giancarlo; Retamal, Milagros; Segura, Eddy R.; Navarrete Vilca, Talia Brigitte (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2017-06-28)
      Background: Hospital admission in the elderly has an impact on functional capacity and quality of life. This study aimed to identify the association between the degree of functional dependence and degree of dysmobility in the elderly adult patient. Methods: We reviewed 180 medical charts of subjects admitted within the november-december 2013 period. Functionality was assessed with the Katz and Barthel Indexes while the degree of dysmobility was assessed with the etapification of the dysmobility scale. We analyzed the dichotomized dysfunction as the outcome variable in a GLM Log-Poisson regression to calculate crude and adjusted Prevalence Ratios (PR). Results: 50,6% were women and the mean age was 79,5 years with an standard deviation of 8,3. A total of 46,7% were categorized as Katz G (completely dependent), while 3,9% had an 1A or 1B dysmobility staging (biped). Subjects with Katz C/D/E stages had an aPR: 23,9 [95%CI: 3,1-185,6] to exhibit 1/2 (biped) dysmobility stage, while subjects with Katz A/B had an aPR: 100,0 [95%CI: 14,9-670,5], in both cases compared to subjects with Katz F/G stages. Conclusion: There is an association between functionality and dysmobility among elderly hospitalized patients at admission. We recommend all health professionals take into account this relationship during the comprehensive physiotherapeutic evaluation of the elderly patient in order to better individualize their assessment and treatment.
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