Functional Capacity in Institutionalized Elders
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.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the Functional Capacity in Institutionalized Elders Who Do Not Receive Physiotherapic Assistance|
|Study Start Date:||March 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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
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).
|CESMAC - Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceió|
|Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, 57051-160|
|Principal Investigator:||Juliana F Pontes||Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio|