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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157880
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Symptoms as Predictors of Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Adults
Abstract:
Symptoms as Predictors of Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Adults
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Torma, Linda, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University-Bozeman
Title:Adjunct Assistant Professor
Contact Address:314 Connell Avenue, Missoula, MT, 59801, USA
Contact Telephone:406-243-2599
Co-Authors:Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD and Jill A. Bennett, PhD, RN
Purpose/Aims: This study was conducted to determine the symptoms that predict difficulty in advanced lower extremity physical function in community-dwelling adults 40 years of age and older participating in a survey of general health, physical function and activity. Background: Physical function is an important component of health-related quality of life and often used to monitor the effect of disease and its treatment on a person's everyday life. Impaired lower extremity physical function is particularly threatening to older adults because it is associated with an increased risk of morbidity, disability, and health care utilization. Previous studies of older adults have identified pain and fatigue as predictors of physical functioning as well as mediators of the relationship between medical conditions and physical functioning. Though pain and fatigue have been identified as predictors of physical function, few studies have explored other symptoms that may also predict physical function. Identifying symptoms that predict difficulty in advanced lower extremity physical function will inform the development of interventions designed to preserve physical function and prevent disability in a growing number of older adults. Method: A survey was conducted in 239 community-dwelling adults aged 41-92 in 2005. Difficulty in advanced lower extremity physical function was measured using the 11 item advanced lower extremity function subscale of the Late Life Function and Disability Index physical function scale. Symptoms were measured using a checklist. Baseline data were used to describe the sample in terms of demographic characteristics (age, gender, education) and health variables (weight, Charlson Comorbidity Index, general health as measured by the SF-36). Multiple regression analysis was used to describe the effects of symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, problems with balance, urine leaking, trouble concentrating, fatigue, trouble sleeping, swollen feet, numbness or tingling in the feet) on advanced lower extremity physical function, controlling for other demographic and health variables. Results: Findings will be reported at the poster session. Implications: Implications will be reported at the poster session. Funding for the project provided by the OHSU Center for Healthy Aging.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSymptoms as Predictors of Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157880-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Symptoms as Predictors of Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Torma, Linda, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University-Bozeman</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Adjunct Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">314 Connell Avenue, Missoula, MT, 59801, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">406-243-2599</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ltorma@montana.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD and Jill A. Bennett, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aims: This study was conducted to determine the symptoms that predict difficulty in advanced lower extremity physical function in community-dwelling adults 40 years of age and older participating in a survey of general health, physical function and activity. Background: Physical function is an important component of health-related quality of life and often used to monitor the effect of disease and its treatment on a person's everyday life. Impaired lower extremity physical function is particularly threatening to older adults because it is associated with an increased risk of morbidity, disability, and health care utilization. Previous studies of older adults have identified pain and fatigue as predictors of physical functioning as well as mediators of the relationship between medical conditions and physical functioning. Though pain and fatigue have been identified as predictors of physical function, few studies have explored other symptoms that may also predict physical function. Identifying symptoms that predict difficulty in advanced lower extremity physical function will inform the development of interventions designed to preserve physical function and prevent disability in a growing number of older adults. Method: A survey was conducted in 239 community-dwelling adults aged 41-92 in 2005. Difficulty in advanced lower extremity physical function was measured using the 11 item advanced lower extremity function subscale of the Late Life Function and Disability Index physical function scale. Symptoms were measured using a checklist. Baseline data were used to describe the sample in terms of demographic characteristics (age, gender, education) and health variables (weight, Charlson Comorbidity Index, general health as measured by the SF-36). Multiple regression analysis was used to describe the effects of symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, problems with balance, urine leaking, trouble concentrating, fatigue, trouble sleeping, swollen feet, numbness or tingling in the feet) on advanced lower extremity physical function, controlling for other demographic and health variables. Results: Findings will be reported at the poster session. Implications: Implications will be reported at the poster session. Funding for the project provided by the OHSU Center for Healthy Aging.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:17:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:17:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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