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Functional Capacity in Institutionalized Elders

This study has been completed.
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Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio Identifier:
First received: May 7, 2009
Last updated: May 8, 2009
Last verified: May 2009
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.

Condition Intervention
Other: Evaluation of the functional capacity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the Functional Capacity in Institutionalized Elders Who Do Not Receive Physiotherapic Assistance

Further study details as provided by Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio:

Enrollment: 3
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Old-aged people 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

Detailed Description:
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).

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Community sample, eder people.

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00895856

CESMAC - Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceió
Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, 57051-160
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio
Principal Investigator: Juliana F Pontes Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio
  More Information

Responsible Party: Juliana Fonseca Pontes, CESMAC - Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceió Identifier: NCT00895856     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEP - 414/2008
Study First Received: May 7, 2009
Last Updated: May 8, 2009

Keywords provided by Centro de Estudos Superiores de Maceio:
Physiotherapic assistance
Functional capacity processed this record on May 25, 2017