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Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

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TAPIA P, CATALINA et al. Cross sectional geriatric assessment of free living older subjects from Antofagasta, Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.4, pp.444-451. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872010000400008.

Background: The effects of aging on people must be evaluated to adequate sanitary actions. Aim: To assess the characteristics of older subjects living in Antofagasta, Chile. Material and Methods: Cross sectional assessment of 602 subjects without dementia, aged more than 60 years (55% females). A socioeconomic and medical history was obtained and Barthel, Lawton, Yesavage depression, Tromp fall risk and Folstein Mini mental scales were applied. Results: Sixty eight percent of subjects had more than six years of studies. Forty six percent had hypertension, 28% had osteoarticular problems, 20% had hypercholesterolemia and 17% diabetes mellitus. Four percent had depression and falls were reported by 35%. Seventy four percent were independent in basic and instrumental activities. Ninety four percent had normal cognitive functions. Age was an important determinant of functional capacity. Conclusions: The main problems detected in this sample were the risk of falls and the presence of chronic diseases.

Palabras clave : Geriatrics; Accidental fall; Aging.

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