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Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon Klininullinde Yatan Yasli Hastalarda Depresyon ve Malnutrisyon Durumlarinin Incelenmesi. [Depression and malnutrition status of hospitalized elderly patients in physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic].
Authors
Capan,N.;Esmaeilzadeh,S.;Basonulllu,C.;Corum,M.;Topalonulllu,M.;Karan,A.;Eskiyurt,N.
Publication Year
2013
Abstract
Objective: In our country, the elderly population is rapidly increasing every year. Mental health and nutritional status of elderly individuals may be related to each other. The aim of this study is to evaluate the depression and malnutrition among the patients aged 65 years and over, who were admitted to the physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic. Materials-Methods: 41 inpatients aged 65 and over in the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Deparment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic were evaluated. Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) were used to the determinate the nutritional and depression status. Results: The mean age of 41 patients was 72.14(plus or minus)5.61 (min: 65, max: 90) years. 33 (80.5%) patients were female and 8 (19.5%) were male. 58.5% of the patients, were married, 4.9% were single, 36,6% of the patients lost their husband or wife. 78.2 % of the patients, had three or more children (min: 3, max: 7). In all patients, the median value of GDS was 11 and above, so the patients were evaluated as a possible depression and depressive. According to MNA score, 7.3% of patients had malnutrition, 34.1% had a risk of malnutrition. There was no statistically significant correlation between GDS and MNA scores. Conclusion: The depression and nutritional disorders are often seen together in elderly, but it was determined that they don't affect each other mutually.
Journals
Turk Fiz Tip Rehab Derg [Turkish Journal of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine].
Volume
59
Issue
Startpage
366
Endpage
[Abstract P210, 24th National Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Congress/Ulusal Fiziksel T?p ve Rehabilitasyon Kongresi, Antalya, Turkey, March 27, 31, 2013]
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Keywords
malnutrition;aged;human;physical medicine;rehabilitation;rehabilitation center;patient;female;child;nutritional status;nutritional disorder;mental health;nutritional assessment;Geriatric Depression Scale;male;married person;Turkey (republic);risk;hospital????
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