Measures of Physical Function in the Elderly
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Measures of Physical Function in the Elderly A Comprehensive Guide by Laura N. Gitlin

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Number of Pages128
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  Published in: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, v. 38, no. 10, Oct. , p. Posted on on Janu by David Reuben, Albert L. Siu. Direct observation of physical function has the advantage of providing an objective, quantifiable measure of functional capabilities. The authors have developed the Physical Performance Test (PPT), which assesses Cited by: HSE included measures of function: grip strength, walking speed, balance, leg raises, and chair raises. (The response rate was lower for the measured function items than for the questions.) Iain Lang SQB Topic Overview 5 (September )Physical Functioning in Older Adults. 7. The aim of the review article was to determine the comprehensive physical motor function assessment. Muscle function was assessed with the grip strength. Gait function was assessed with walking. of physical function and physical independence is one of the greatest fears of older adults (Atchley, ). Preventing or reducing loss of function in later years depends, in part, on the ability to detect and treat any physical declines that may be precursors to more serious loss of function. Many older adults, often due to their.

of health care services. Many frail elderly have multiple health problems, accompanied by multiple medications. Their medical and psychosocial problems are difficult to address in a “simple” visit to their primary care physician. Often the patient’s ability to “function” in their environment is also at risk.   She was listening to recorded books and using a local transportation service for the blind. An objective measure of physical function of elderly outpatients. The Physical Performance Test. Many elderly patients seen by surgical and medical specialists and subspecialists have significant cognitive impairment, often undiagnosed. Unrecognized cognitive impairment is a risk factor for medication non-adherence, poor compliance with behavioral recommendations, difficulty navigating the health care system, and caregiver stress.   Yet another type of performance test sometimes used to measure physical function is the manual dexterity task of the type de- 34 Laurence G. Branch and Allan R. Meyers scribed by Williams and colleagues In that dexterity task, respondents are asked to fasten and unfasten a series of clasps which are often encountered during the course of.

Cystatin C concentration is a measure of kidney function that is independent of muscle mass, unlike creatinine. Using baseline data on 3, elderly adults from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study (Blacks and Whites recruited from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Memphis, Tennessee, in ), the authors examined the cross-sectional association between cystatin C level and . Physical Activity and Function in the Elderly. $ Nicola Vargas. Geriatric Ward and Intensive Geriatric Cares Unit, Medicine Department, High Survey Hospital, Avellino, Italy. Series: Geriatrics, Gerontology and Elderly Issues. BISAC: MED The cornerstone of this book is the physical activity and mobility in the elderly as an essential aspect of life. Several measures of physical function will be collected including the Senior Fitness Test [66], the Short Physical Performance Battery [67], Table 5 Psychosocial assessments. Name Description.   Moderate evidence indicates that for older adults who sustained a hip fracture or stroke, extended exercise programs and mobility-oriented physical activity improves physical function. The term “multicomponent” activity refers to physical activity interventions that include more than one type (or mode) of physical activity, with common types being aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and balance .