Special feature: importance of comorbid illnesses in predicting mortality for geriatric rehabilitation

Short Title:
Special feature: importance of comorbid illnesses in predicting mortality for geriatric rehabilitation
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J36509.
Journal:
Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1998, vol. 13, issue 4, pp 69-76
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study assessing the importance of comorbid medical illnesses in predicting mortality for a geriatric rehabilitation sample independently of other demographic and clinical characteristics. Participants were 667 inpatients followed between 1 and 3 years at an urban rehabilitation hospital. It was found that more severe comorbid medical illnesses, worse physical function, older age, and male sex independently predicted shorter time to death.
Author(s):
Arfken, C. L.; Lichtenberg, P. A.; Kuiken, T.
Author Address(es):

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