The Predictive Status of the Neurocognitive Frailty Index in a Canadian Sample of Elderly with Hypertension
Sarah Pakzad, Paul Bourque and Nader Fallah
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 03, 2020
According to Statistics Canada in 2014, 23.4% of Canadians aged between 45 and 64-years-old, and 47, 4% of adults aged 65 years and older were diagnosed with hypertension. Given the significant association between hypertension and cognitive decline, and consequently on frailty status, the contribution of Neurocognitive Frailty Index in the assessment of patient’s prognosis is of utmost importance. Hence, the prognostic utility of the Neurocognitive Frailty Index (NFI), a comprehensive measure ...
Potential Clinical Consequences of Medication Process Problems in Older Home Care Patients
Nienke E Dijkstra, MSc, Carolien GM Sino, PhD, Marieke J Schuurmans, PhD, Marcel L Bouvy, PhD, Aline Bouwes, PhD and Eibert R Heerdink, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 03, 2020
Home care professionals regularly observe drug-related problems during home care provision. Problems related to the process of the medication therapy could involve discrepancies in medication prescriptions between the hospital discharge letter and the medication administration record lists (MARL) or insufficient drug delivery. The objective of this study is to determine the potential clinical consequences of medication process problems observed by home care professionals, since those consequence...
Prevention of Frailty in the Elderly through Physical Activity and Nutrition
Brunilda Elezi, Erjona Abazaj, Marsida Kasa and Skender Topi
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 27, 2020
Frailty is considered often as a physical impairment in the elderly and its characteristics are weakness, weight loss, exhaustion, a decrease of the physical activity accumulating also comorbidity. It is considered the geriatric syndrome related to the aging process, declining of biological reserve that results in an increase of vulnerability for negative results including disability, hospitalization, and death. Frailty was defined as “a state of increased vulnerability on the stress factors d...
Relationship between BMI at Discharge and ADL Ability in Integrated Community Care Ward
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 22, 2020
Low BMI is a poor prognostic factor. Previous studies have reported that daily body activity (ADL) ability is difficult to improve if the body mass index (BMI) at admission is low, but the relationship between BMI at discharge and ADL ability has not been clarified. Therefore, we aimed to clarify that ADL ability is low when BMI at discharge is low. A cross-sectional study of patients who were admitted to an integrated community care ward and underwent rehabilitation. Patient information was in...