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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304186
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Oldest Old Multidimensional Assessment: The OARS/QAFMI Methodology
Author(s):
Clemente Rodrigues, Rogério; Loureiro, Luís; Silva, Silvia; Crespo, Sandrina; Azeredo, Zaida; Silva, Cristiana
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rogério Clemente Rodrigues, RN, PhD, rogerio@esenfc.pt; Luís Loureiro, PhD; Silvia Silva, MSc, RN; Sandrina Crespo, RN; Zaida Azeredo, PhD; Cristiana Silva, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: In a scenario of demographic transition with an increasingly aging population, the responses of health care and social services emerge as a social imperative. The project “The Oldest Old: Coimbra aging study” (PTDC/CS-SOC/114895/2009) assess an elderly population enrolled in Health Centers of Coimbra-Portugal.

Methods: Quantitative methodology applying the QAFMI/OARS (Questionário de Avaliação Funcional Multidimensional de Idosos/Older Americans Resources and Services). The sample consisted of individuals aged 75, or more, randomly selected and representative of Coimbra's elder residents, to achieve 10% of the population.

Results: Preliminary results showed that there is a decline in population over the different age groups, most evident in the decline of masculine elements. In the areas of the physical health, activities of daily living and economic resources there are significant differences between age groups classification. In the area of mental health, there is a significant difference classification between gender, with the female had tendentiously lower scores than the males with the same age. In the area of social resources, there is a significant difference classification between gender and age group.

Conclusion: All the work developed with OARS lead us to consider this instrument very useful to define the functional status of the elders and to plan older care services. Furthermore, the results of this project will play an important role in the decisions of the technicians at Health Centres and among health policy makers.

Keywords:
OARS/QAFMI; Functional status; Comprehensive assessment
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Oldest Old Multidimensional Assessment: The OARS/QAFMI Methodologyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClemente Rodrigues, Rogérioen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLoureiro, Luísen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Silviaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrespo, Sandrinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAzeredo, Zaidaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Cristianaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsRogério Clemente Rodrigues, RN, PhD, rogerio@esenfc.pt; Luís Loureiro, PhD; Silvia Silva, MSc, RN; Sandrina Crespo, RN; Zaida Azeredo, PhD; Cristiana Silva, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304186-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> In a scenario of demographic transition with an increasingly aging population, the responses of health care and social services emerge as a social imperative. The project “The Oldest Old: Coimbra aging study” (PTDC/CS-SOC/114895/2009) assess an elderly population enrolled in Health Centers of Coimbra-Portugal. <p><b>Methods: </b>Quantitative methodology applying the QAFMI/OARS (Questionário de Avaliação Funcional Multidimensional de Idosos/<i>Older Americans Resources and Services</i>). The sample consisted of individuals aged 75, or more, randomly selected and representative of Coimbra's elder residents, to achieve 10% of the population. <p><b>Results: </b>Preliminary results showed that there is a decline in population over the different age groups, most evident in the decline of masculine elements. In the areas of the physical health, activities of daily living and economic resources there are significant differences between age groups classification. In the area of mental health, there is a significant difference classification between gender, with the female had tendentiously lower scores than the males with the same age. In the area of social resources, there is a significant difference classification between gender and age group. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>All the work developed with OARS lead us to consider this instrument very useful to define the functional status of the elders and to plan older care services. Furthermore, the results of this project will play an important role in the decisions of the technicians at Health Centres and among health policy makers.en_GB
dc.subjectOARS/QAFMIen_GB
dc.subjectFunctional statusen_GB
dc.subjectComprehensive assessmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:47Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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