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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156060
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Life-Space Mobility and Quality of Life of a Group of Mexican Older Adults
Abstract:
Life-Space Mobility and Quality of Life of a Group of Mexican Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Salazar, Bertha Cecilia, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Nursing College, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Esther C. Gallegos, PhD; Juana Edith Cruz, DNS; Marco Vinicio Gomez, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: Determine the weight of number of chronic diseases, geriatric syndromes and depression upon life space mobility and quality of life a group of Mexican older adults. Methods: Cross sectional design. The sample comprise 135 older adults (111 women and 24 men) selected from a geriatric outpatient clinic from a general hospital. Inclusion criteria were able to hear the voice of the interviewer, articulate well in Spanish, at least 19 points in the Mini Mental State Examination (Spanish version) or 17 points in case of illiteracy. Chronic diseases were obtained from the clinical charts, unrelated to chronic diseases geriatric syndromes were listed to each older adult. The following instruments were read to each older adult: Geriatric Depression Scale, Life Space Assessment used to measure mobility in terms of geographical areas, frequency and assistance needed and the SF-12 that represented quality of life. Results: Mean age was 73.07 (DE = 9.08) years old; years of school 2.64 (DE = 2.64). Number of chronic diseases ranged from 0-6 and of geriatric syndromes ranged from 0-8. Participants older than 71 years, those with more depression, and women had significantly more reduced their life space mobility (p less than = 0.01). Beta coefficients showed that depression (Estandarized Beta -299, p 0.001) and number of chronic diseases (Estandarized Beta -.186, p = 0.028) affected life space mobility of older adults, but geriatric syndromes were not significant (Estandarized Beta -.177, p = 0.018). For quality of life Beta coefficients of depression were (Estandarized Beta -.373, p less than 0.001) whereas chronic diseases were not significant (Estandarized Beta -.088, p = 0.238). Conclusion: Depression weights more than number of chronic diseases upon life space mobility; geriatric syndromes have more weight upon quality of life than depression. Depression needs further exploration in relation to life space mobility.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLife-Space Mobility and Quality of Life of a Group of Mexican Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156060-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Life-Space Mobility and Quality of Life of a Group of Mexican Older Adults</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Salazar, Bertha Cecilia, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Nursing College, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bceci195@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Esther C. Gallegos, PhD; Juana Edith Cruz, DNS; Marco Vinicio Gomez, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: Determine the weight of number of chronic diseases, geriatric syndromes and depression upon life space mobility and quality of life a group of Mexican older adults. Methods: Cross sectional design. The sample comprise 135 older adults (111 women and 24 men) selected from a geriatric outpatient clinic from a general hospital. Inclusion criteria were able to hear the voice of the interviewer, articulate well in Spanish, at least 19 points in the Mini Mental State Examination (Spanish version) or 17 points in case of illiteracy. Chronic diseases were obtained from the clinical charts, unrelated to chronic diseases geriatric syndromes were listed to each older adult. The following instruments were read to each older adult: Geriatric Depression Scale, Life Space Assessment used to measure mobility in terms of geographical areas, frequency and assistance needed and the SF-12 that represented quality of life. Results: Mean age was 73.07 (DE = 9.08) years old; years of school 2.64 (DE = 2.64). Number of chronic diseases ranged from 0-6 and of geriatric syndromes ranged from 0-8. Participants older than 71 years, those with more depression, and women had significantly more reduced their life space mobility (p less than = 0.01). Beta coefficients showed that depression (Estandarized Beta -299, p 0.001) and number of chronic diseases (Estandarized Beta -.186, p = 0.028) affected life space mobility of older adults, but geriatric syndromes were not significant (Estandarized Beta -.177, p = 0.018). For quality of life Beta coefficients of depression were (Estandarized Beta -.373, p less than 0.001) whereas chronic diseases were not significant (Estandarized Beta -.088, p = 0.238). Conclusion: Depression weights more than number of chronic diseases upon life space mobility; geriatric syndromes have more weight upon quality of life than depression. Depression needs further exploration in relation to life space mobility.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:24:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:24:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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