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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148329
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Rural Areas
Abstract:
The Role of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Rural Areas
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Palmer, C., DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Millersville University
Title:Assistant Professor
With the advances in health care, more individuals are living longer. The population of 60 years of age and older continues to grow at a steady rate. The aging process affects both the physical and cognitive abilities of these individuals; therefore causing difficulty in performing activities of daily living necessary for independent living. Studies over the past twenty years have consistently shown that older people residing in rural areas are more likely to have health problems than their non-rural counterparts. These two factors, a growing elderly population and a rural elderly population with health problems, offer support for determining if comprehensive geriatric assessment is being done by health care providers practicing in rural areas, and the need for training rural health care providers to efficiently and expertly perform a geriatric assessment. This presentation will discuss how comprehensive geriatric assessment provides useful diagnostic and prognostic information that can help identify and possibly reverse some factors that render the elderly dependent on others. It will also describe how health care providers practicing in 42 counties in rural Pennsylvania were surveyed to determine the need to establish geriatric assessment programs in these counties, and to assess the knowledge of health care providers about geriatric assessment and its benefits.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Rural Areasen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148329-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Rural Areas</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Palmer, C., DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Millersville University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vpalmer@prodigy.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">With the advances in health care, more individuals are living longer. The population of 60 years of age and older continues to grow at a steady rate. The aging process affects both the physical and cognitive abilities of these individuals; therefore causing difficulty in performing activities of daily living necessary for independent living. Studies over the past twenty years have consistently shown that older people residing in rural areas are more likely to have health problems than their non-rural counterparts. These two factors, a growing elderly population and a rural elderly population with health problems, offer support for determining if comprehensive geriatric assessment is being done by health care providers practicing in rural areas, and the need for training rural health care providers to efficiently and expertly perform a geriatric assessment. This presentation will discuss how comprehensive geriatric assessment provides useful diagnostic and prognostic information that can help identify and possibly reverse some factors that render the elderly dependent on others. It will also describe how health care providers practicing in 42 counties in rural Pennsylvania were surveyed to determine the need to establish geriatric assessment programs in these counties, and to assess the knowledge of health care providers about geriatric assessment and its benefits.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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