Autopercepción de salud y evaluación integral del paciente anciano en un centro de atención primaria.

Translated title of the contribution: Self perception of health and complete evaluation of the elderly patient at a primary care center

J. Bayó, M. C. Fernández-Aramburu, F. Orfila, A. Dalfó, J. Casajuana, M. A. Vila, J. Plana, A. M. Masseda, S. Vives, A. Nebot

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OBJECTIVES: 1) To make an integrated evaluation of the cognitive status, functional capacity, chronic disorders and social situation of the over-75 age group. 2) To find this group's self-perception of their health. DESIGN: A descriptive crossover study. SETTING: The Gòtic Health District in Barcelona. PARTICIPANTS: 316 people were included in the study. They were chosen by simple randomised sampling from the over-75s seen at the centre (n = 1,625). MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: To assess cognitive status, the Pfeiffer Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire was used; for functional capacity, the Katz Index; and for chronic disorders, the medical records were reviewed. A questionnaire was used to find patients' social situation and assessed social relationships, social resources used and architectonic barriers. Self-perception of health status was evaluated using the Nottingham Health Profile. Prevalence of cognitive deterioration was 29.7%. 39.4% of patients were dependent in one or more basic activities of their daily life. 90.8% had a chronic disorder, the most frequent being AHT, arthrosis, obesity and dyslipemias. 28.3% lived alone and 26.7% used social services. CONCLUSIONS: We think this kind of assessment is useful in primary care. It would provide an integrated diagnosis (clinical, functional, medical and social) of elderly patients.

Translated title of the contributionSelf perception of health and complete evaluation of the elderly patient at a primary care center
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalAtencion Primaria
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

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    Bayó, J., Fernández-Aramburu, M. C., Orfila, F., Dalfó, A., Casajuana, J., Vila, M. A., Plana, J., Masseda, A. M., Vives, S., & Nebot, A. (1996). Autopercepción de salud y evaluación integral del paciente anciano en un centro de atención primaria. Atencion Primaria, 17(4), 273-279.