Identifying the characteristics of geriatric patients who referred to outpatient clinics of physical medicine and rehabilitation: A multicenter descriptive study [Fizik tedavi ve rehabilitasyon polikliniklerine başvuran geriatrik hastaların özellikleri: Çok merkezli tanımlayıcı araştırma]

Aim: The aim of this study was to define the demographic and clinical characteristics of geriatric patients who referred to physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) outpatient clinics and to detect the differences between these characteristics in regard to age, sex and education level. Materials and Methods: 820 patients over 65 years old who attended 20 outpatient clinics were included in the study. In addition to demographic data, the complaints, comorbid diseases, pain levels, drugs being used, exercise and medical status of the patients were recorded. The effects of age, sex and education level on complaints, comorbid diseases and exercise habits were investigated. Results: The mean age of the patients was 71.7±5.5 years. 16.7% were living alone, 61.7% were housewives. 86% of the patients had one or morecomorbid diseases - hypertension, gastric problems and heart disease were mostly encountered. The most common complaints were joint pain, fatigue and widespread body pain. The average number of pills taken per day was 4.02±0.9 (median 4), and the VAS pain score was 5.1±1.3 (median 5.0). History of falling was present in 16.5% of patients. 30.1% were routinely walking and 15.4% were performing exercise at home. In patients over 75 years, vertebral pain and deformity, urinary incontinence, eye problem, difficulty in swallowing, decrease in hearing, as well as balance and teeth problems were significantly more frequent than in younger subjects. Conclusion: Aged population constitutes most of the PMR outpatient clinic patients. Considering comorbid diseases, high number of daily taken drugs and falls, PMR specialist should be cautious in prescribing drugs and planning rehabilitation programme. For independence in activities of daily living in this age group, besides the musculoskeletal system, all other systems should be evaluated and a comprehensive geriatric rehabilitation programme should be constructed. © Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Published by Galenos Publishing.

Yazar Dogan A.
Ceceli E.
Okumuş M.
Gökkaya N.K.O.
Kutsal Y.G.
Borman P.
Öztop P.
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/6136
Tek Biçim Adres 10.4274/tftr.56933
Konu Başlıkları Comorbid diseases
Elderly
Polypharmacy
Sex
Koleksiyonlar Araştırma Çıktıları | WoS | Scopus | TR-Dizin | PubMed | SOBİAD
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Dergi Adı Turkiye Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 57
Dergi Sayısı 3
Sayfalar 143 - 149
Yayın Yılı 2011
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
Identifying the characteristics of geriatric patients who referred to outpatient clinics of physical medicine and rehabilitation: A multicenter descriptive study [Fizik tedavi ve rehabilitasyon polikliniklerine başvuran geriatrik hastaların özellikleri: Çok merkezli tanımlayıcı araştırma]
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Dogan A.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Ceceli E.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Okumuş M.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Gökkaya N.K.O.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Kutsal Y.G.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Borman P.
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Öztop P.
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2011
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Aim: The aim of this study was to define the demographic and clinical characteristics of geriatric patients who referred to physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) outpatient clinics and to detect the differences between these characteristics in regard to age, sex and education level. Materials and Methods: 820 patients over 65 years old who attended 20 outpatient clinics were included in the study. In addition to demographic data, the complaints, comorbid diseases, pain levels, drugs being used, exercise and medical status of the patients were recorded. The effects of age, sex and education level on complaints, comorbid diseases and exercise habits were investigated. Results: The mean age of the patients was 71.7±5.5 years. 16.7% were living alone, 61.7% were housewives. 86% of the patients had one or morecomorbid diseases - hypertension, gastric problems and heart disease were mostly encountered. The most common complaints were joint pain, fatigue and widespread body pain. The average number of pills taken per day was 4.02±0.9 (median 4), and the VAS pain score was 5.1±1.3 (median 5.0). History of falling was present in 16.5% of patients. 30.1% were routinely walking and 15.4% were performing exercise at home. In patients over 75 years, vertebral pain and deformity, urinary incontinence, eye problem, difficulty in swallowing, decrease in hearing, as well as balance and teeth problems were significantly more frequent than in younger subjects. Conclusion: Aged population constitutes most of the PMR outpatient clinic patients. Considering comorbid diseases, high number of daily taken drugs and falls, PMR specialist should be cautious in prescribing drugs and planning rehabilitation programme. For independence in activities of daily living in this age group, besides the musculoskeletal system, all other systems should be evaluated and a comprehensive geriatric rehabilitation programme should be constructed. © Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Published by Galenos Publishing.
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
[dc.date.accessioned]
2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
[dc.language.iso]
eng
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Comorbid diseases
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Elderly
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Polypharmacy
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Sex
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
1302-0234
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.startpage]
143
Son Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.endpage]
149
Dergi Adı
[dc.relation.journal]
Turkiye Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
Dergi Sayısı
[dc.identifier.issue]
3
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
57
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://dx.doi.org/10.4274/tftr.56933
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/6136
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