Health-related quality of life in Brazilian community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly: Comparison between genders

Cucato, Gabriel, Ritti-Dias, Raphael Mendes, Cendoroglo, Maysa Seabra, de Carvalho, José Maria Maluf, Nasri, Fábio, Monteiro-Costa, Maria Luiza, de Matos, Luciana Diniz Nagem Janot and de Mello Franco, Fábio Gazelato (2016) Health-related quality of life in Brazilian community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly: Comparison between genders. Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, 62 (9). pp. 848-852. ISSN 0104-4230

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the health-related quality of life (HRQL) indicators between institutionalized and community-dwelling elderly men and women.

Method: This was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 496 elderly men and women, surveyed by researchers at a private hospital that attends institutionalized and community-dwelling elderly. HRQL (World Health Organization Quality of Life), daily living activities (Katz questionnaire), and instrumental daily living activities (Lawton questionnaire), mini-mental state examination, handgrip strength test, and function capacity (timed up and go test) were obtained.

Results: Institutionalized men presented higher scores in physical and psychological domains of HRQL compared to elderly men living alone (p<0.05). Among women, the scores in all domains (physical, psychological, relationship, and environment) were similar between institutionalized and community-dwelling individuals.

Conclusion: Institutionalized elderly men reported better scores in physical and psychological domains of HRQL compared to their community-dwelling pairs, while both institutionalized and community-dwelling elderly women presented similar HRQL.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Brazil, Cognition/classification, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depression/diagnosis, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Hand Strength, Humans, Independent Living, Institutionalization, Male, Quality of Life/psychology, Sex Factors, Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 16:25
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2020 16:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42252

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