The 3 year outcome of 48 residents in a special nursing home was investigated, using Hasegawa's dementia rating scale (HDS) and activities of daily living (ADL).
For all the residents, HDS score correlates well with age (P<0.01) and ADL score (P<0.001).
Nineteen residents (40.4%) died during the period surveyed.
Two-thirds of the residents with low ADL score died during the period, whereas 70% of the residents with high ADL score are alive.
Of these scales, ADL correlated well with the fatal prognosis, suggesting that ADL is a valuable prognostic tool.
As for the causes of death, pulmonary disease was prominent (n=12,63.2%). Consequently, the prevention of pulmonary disease is needed to achieve a good outcome in the management of nursing home residents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etablissement troisième âge, Vieillard, Homme, Evolution, Etude longitudinale, Capacité fonctionnelle, Vie quotidienne, Activité, Démence sénile, Système nerveux pathologie, Détérioration intellectuelle, Trouble cognition, Mortalité, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homes for the aged, Elderly, Human, Evolution, Follow up study, Functional capacity, Daily living, Activity, Senile dementia, Nervous system diseases, Intellectual deterioration, Cognitive disorder, Mortality
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Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 199608.