Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999 Aug;47(8):995-9.

The validity of nutritional status as a marker for future disability and depressive symptoms among high-risk older adults.

Author information

  • 1Department of Family Practice and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, St. Paul, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To measure the validity of the DETERMINE Checklist as a marker for future functional disability, depressive symptoms, and mortality among high-risk older adults.

DESIGN:

A Cohort study.

SETTING:

An Urban-suburban Midwestern community.

PARTICIPANTS:

Community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries at high risk for hospital admission who received geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) (n = 251).

MEASUREMENTS:

Demographic, health-related, functional, psychosocial, survival, and nutritional data were collected through telephone and in-home interviews.

RESULTS:

GEM recipients with baseline Checklist scores of four or higher were found to be significantly more likely than those with lower scores to have functional disability or high levels of depressive symptoms a year later. Checklist scores did not predict mortality.

CONCLUSIONS:

The 10-item Checklist could be used as a secondary screen to identify older persons who, without treatment, are at especially high-risk to have disability or depression a year later.

PMID:
10443862
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk