Metabolic profile of the elderly upon entry to the nursing home

Jian Zhen Tan, Krishal L. Gupta, Steven R. Gambert

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Abstract

All persons admitted to a medical school affiliated nursing home during a one-year period were evaluated as to their metabolic profile and diagnoses. Of 93 persons studied, 34 (36.6%) were diagnosed as having hypertension and 19 (20.4%) diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus. Ten (10.8%) of the persons admitted to the nursing home had both diseases co-existing. Of note, persons with both diseases had poorer control of their problems than persons with either disease alone. Persons with diabetes had the greatest number of co-existing problems. Diabetes and hypertension are common problems affecting persons admitted into the nursing home, and often occur together.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalAGE
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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