Traduction en anglais : Mortality and dysfunctions among chronically diseased : Results of a follow-up study on elderly patients after myocardial infarction.
Long-term care is considered to be a major social medical problem in the elderly.
Empirical data about mortality and functional deficits in every-day life is sorely needed for service programme management, planning, and health care policy-making.
To set up an example for chronically diseased persons a follow-up study was conducted on patients suffering from coronary heart disease.
The figure of 1710 probands who had survived their first myocardial infarction at an age of 60 to 74 during the time period from 1985 to 1992 was based on the register of acute coronary events with reference to the population of Augsburg, Germany.
The probands were followed up in 1995.
Hence, the observation time ranged from 2 to 10 years. 832 subjects (261 women, mean age 73.3 ; 571 men, mean age 71.9) were interviewed using a standardised questionnaire (net response rate 79%). 641 (37%) had died.
The observed survival rates per year, which had been estimated by the life table method, were almost constant (93 - 95%) with the exception of the first 2 years (90%). Unexpectedly, the survival rates were not sex-related, but dependent on the age at the time of event.
Nearly 60% out of the patients aged 60-64 (n=577) and 40% out of the persons aged 70 - 74 (n=567) survived for at least 10 years. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Vieillard, Homme, Mortalité, Dépendance fonctionnelle, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Allemagne, Europe, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Elderly, Human, Mortality, Functional dependence, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Germany, Europe, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0309957
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 15/07/1997.