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|Title: ||Assessment of Functioning in Older Adults Hospitalized in Long-Term Care in Portugal: Analysis of a Big Data|
|Authors: ||Ramos, Ana|
|Issue Date: ||15-Mar-2022|
|Publisher: ||Frontiers in Medicine|
|Citation: ||1. Ramos, A., Fonseca, C., Pinho, L., Lopes, M., Brites, R., Henriques, A. (2022). Assessment of functioning in older adults hospitalized in Long-Term Care in Portugal: analysis of a big data. Frontiers in Medicine. 9:780364 https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2022.780364|
|Abstract: ||Background: Functioning assessment is a key tool for health professionals to characterize the person's degree of dependence and plan care.
Objectives: The objectives were: (1) know the functioning components of older adults hospitalized in the National Network of Continuous Integrated Health Care (NNCIHC) in Portugal; and (2) compare the conceptual frameworks used in this network with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
Methods: A longitudinal retrospective study is made with 171,414 individuals aged 65 years and over. The Principal Components Analysis (PCA) was realized to reduce the number of variables, previously suggested by a scoping review, about the concepts that characterize the functionality. Then, a consensus meeting was held, where the items were matched with the ICF.
Results: The average age of the sample is 80.17 years old (SD = 7.383), predominantly female (59%), without a spouse (54%), and with <6 years of education (56.4%). Four concepts were grouped: mobility, life daily activities, instrumental activities, and cognitive status that demonstrated good internal consistency. Most items correspond to ICF, except for the item “taking medication.”
Conclusion: Theoretical and conceptual similarities support the use of instruments based on the ICF in Portugal's healthcare network. We suggest that ICF also encompasses a specific dimension related to medication management, given its importance for people's health.|
|Appears in Collections:||ENF - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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