Functional Capacity in Institutionalized Elders

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00895856
First received: May 7, 2009
Last updated: May 8, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

May 7, 2009
May 8, 2009
March 2008
August 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Functional Capacity in Institutionalized Elders
Evaluation of the Functional Capacity in Institutionalized Elders Who Do Not Receive Physiotherapic Assistance

Getting old is a process of transformation of the body that occurs along the vital cycle in a universal and progressive way causing functional restrictions in the human being. The aim of this work was to identify, analyze and quantify the limitations of the functional capacity of the institutionalized elderly who are not provided with physiotherapic assistance.

A descriptive, qualitative, quantitative and transverse field research was made, based on an evaluation of the activities of daily living (ADL) using the Katz Index, with 62 institutionalized elderly people from Casa do Pobre de Maceió, Alagoas, both genders, average age of 77.03 years old and different levels of functions. Activities related to the self care were emphasized. At first, people were classified as independent, partially dependent and totally dependent. According to the Katz Index score, they were classified regarding their functional dependency, which varies from level 0 (a totally independent person) to level 6 (a totally dependent person in the six evaluated functions).

Observational
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Community sample, eder people.

Elderly
Other: Evaluation of the functional capacity
An evaluation (questionnaire) was performed by the Katz Index of individuals in this group, including personal issues (sex and age) and different levels of functional independence for the elderly in their basic activities of daily living (ABVD's) such as: bathe, dress, use the bathroom for withdrawals, transfers perform, has control of the sphincters and the food itself. Subject themselves, if capable of responding to the issues of consistency index, did. The answers were given to the auxiliary nurse responsible for care to residents.
Other Name: Elderly
Old-aged people
Intervention: Other: Evaluation of the functional capacity
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Completed
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December 2008
August 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be elderly and a resident of Casa do Pobre de Maceió

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals under the age of 60 years and over 90, or received private care or physical therapy who refused to participate in the evaluation
Both
60 Years to 90 Years
Yes
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Brazil
 
NCT00895856
CEP - 414/2008
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Juliana Fonseca Pontes, CESMAC - Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceió
Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio
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Principal Investigator: Juliana F Pontes Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio
Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio
May 2009

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