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Evaluation of Frailty Elderly Syndrome, General Health and Cognitive Disorders in the Elderly and Their Relationship with Demographic Factors and Underlying Diseases

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(2021) Evaluation of Frailty Elderly Syndrome, General Health and Cognitive Disorders in the Elderly and Their Relationship with Demographic Factors and Underlying Diseases. Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences. pp. 1999-2004. ISSN 1996-7195

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Abstract

Introduction: Due to the vulnerability of the elderly in the community and the increase in their population and the problems occurring due to aging in the elderly, the present study aimed to investigate the frailty elderly syndrome, general health and cognitive disorders in the elderly in Ilam in 2020. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 267 elderly referring to teaching hospitals in Ilam. Data collection tools were GHQ-28, MMSE and Edmonton questionnaires. Data were analyzed using SPSS v.24 statistical software using independent t-test, chi-square, Fisher's exact test, one-way and two-way analysis of variance, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and linear regression. Results: The mean +/- standard deviation of the overall score of general health, frailty elderly syndrome and cognitive disorders in the studied elderly were 44.38 +/- 13.43, 9.29 +/- 2.98 and 23.40 +/- 6.49, respectively. There was a statistically significant relationship between cognitive disorders with age, marital status, education and underlying diseases and also between frailty elderly syndrome with age, marital status, place of residence, gender, education, type of insurance and some underlying diseases (P <0.001). There was a significant relationship between general health of the elderly and pulmonary disease (P = 0.03). Conclusion: The general health of the elderly was low so that most of the elderly suffered from mild symptoms, the greatest effect was related to depression and then anxiety (psychological dimension). Regarding cognitive disorders, a large number of patients did not have any pathological disorders. The rate of frailty elderly syndrome was high in the study population.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Taghinejad, H.UNSPECIFIED
Kikhavani, S.UNSPECIFIED
Nejad, S. M.UNSPECIFIED
Sohrabi, N.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: frailty elderly syndrome Cognitive disorders General health General & Internal Medicine
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Page Range: pp. 1999-2004
Journal or Publication Title: Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 15
Number: 6
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.53350/pjmhs211561999
ISSN: 1996-7195
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3659

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