For many older persons, hospitalization results in functional decline despite cure or repair of the condition for which they were admitted.
Hospitalization can result in complications unrelated to the problem that caused admission or to its specific treatment for reasons that are explainable and avoidable.
Usual aging is often associated with functional change, such as a decline in muscle strength and aerobic capacity; vasomotor instability; reduced bone density; diminished pulmonary ventilation; altered sensory continence, appetite, and thirst; and a tendency toward urinary incontinence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Facteur risque, Vieillard, Homme, Hospitalisation, Dépendance fonctionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk factor, Elderly, Human, Hospitalization, Functional dependency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0290288
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.