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A total of 212 Spanish smokers completed a Spanish version of a smoking questionnaire based on the Smoking Consequences Questionnaire--Adult (A. L. Copeland, T. H. Brandon, & E. P. Quinn, 1995) and a nicotine dependence (ND) measure. Confirmatory factor analysis results supported an a priori defined 8-factor structure. The results also indicated good(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the prescription according to the STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions) and Beer's suitability criteria, and associated factors in patients over 85 years-old. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study of inappropriate prescribing to over 85 year-olds. The data recorded were: sociodemographic variables,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The group of age showing a faster growth is the most elderly people. The objective of this study is to describe the health related quality of life in elderly subjects older than 89 year and to identify related factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was done at the third year of a longitudinal study (NonaSantfeliu).(More)
BACKGROUND Multimorbidity is associated with higher mortality, increased disability, a decline in functional status and a lower quality of life. The objective of the study is to explore patterns of multimorbidity in an elderly population. METHODS 328 community inhabitants aged 85 years were included. Socio-demographic variables and data from the global(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in community-dwelling 85-year-olds and to study the factors associated. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Community-based survey study of seven primary healthcare centers. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred twenty-eight people born in 1924 and registered with primary healthcare centers. (More)
OBJECTIVE Subclinical thyroid disorders are common in older individuals. Health risks associated with subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults are unclear. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether thyroid status in elderly subjects correlates with physical and cognitive function at baseline and with 3-year mortality. DESIGN A population-based,(More)
Falls are a source of morbidity and mortality in the oldest old. The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of falls among community-dwelling 85-year-olds and to study the factors associated with falling. A cross-sectional study, including geriatric assessment, was conducted within the framework of the Octabaix Study. Functional status was(More)
Preserving physical and cognitive function is crucial to successful aging. The objective of this study is to determine how many 87-year-old community-dwelling subjects continued to age successfully, according to a definition using a quantitative approach, and to assess the predictive value of certain factors evaluated 2 years previously. A total of 162(More)