To examine predictors of survival time and causes of mortality in a population-based cohort of demented subjects.
Longitudinal naturalistic follow-up study.
A rural area in The Netherlands.
The study population consisted of 102 demented subjects derived from a population-based, two-stage prevalence study of dementia among subjects aged 65 and over.
Survival analysis was performed using the Realized Probability of Dying as a measure of survival time.
Adjustment for duration and severity at study entry was employed in all analyses.
A substantial excess mortality was present among demented subjects as compared with their non-demented birth cohort.
Disorders related to dementia, such as cachexia, dehydration and pneumonia, were major causes of death.
Variables related to severity of functional impairment, aphasia and a shorter duration at study entry predicted a shorter survival in the study population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence sénile, Prédiction, Evolution, Etiologie, Mortalité, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Pays Bas, Europe, Milieu rural, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Personne âgée, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Senile dementia, Prediction, Evolution, Etiology, Mortality, Cohort study, Follow up study, Netherlands, Europe, Rural environment, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Mental health, Elderly, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Cote : 99-0480665
Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 22/03/2000.