Physical, psychological, and social outcomes in geriatric rehabilitation patients

Short Title:
Physical, psychological, and social outcomes in geriatric rehabilitation patients
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J34165.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1996, vol. 77, issue 8, pp
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Reports the results of a study to assess the relationship between the decade of geriatric life (60s, 70s, 80s, and 90+) and functional outcome. The outcomes measured were the index of comorbid disease, principal diagnoses, Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Mattis Dementia Rating Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale, CAGE alcohol questionnaire, and residual status at admittance and discharge. The younger old patients showed significantly higher alcohol abuse and comorbid physical disease, while the older old patients demonstrated considerably poorer cognitive skills and more dependent social status on discharge from the rehabilitation facility. Despite the younger group's physical problems and alcohol use, they demonstrated better physical recovery.
Author(s):
Hanks, R. A.; Lichtenberg, P. A.
Author Address(es):

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