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The current study aimed to adapt the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI), used to assess frailty in the elderly, to the Brazilian population. Conceptual, item, and semantic equivalences were analyzed and the summary version was pre-tested. In the evaluation of conceptual equivalence, the construct for frailty adopted in Brazil demonstrated the same(More)
This study aims to assess the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the TFI, an instrument that identifies frailty in elderly individuals. We interviewed 219 individuals aged 60 or older, living in the community. Individuals were predominantly female (52.5%) and mean age was 70.5 (±7.9) years. In order to assess test-retest reliability, 101(More)
Little is known about screening practices for prostate cancer in elderly Brazilians. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of screening tests for prostate cancer in the elderly in Juiz de Fora in the state of Minas Gerais and to analyze the associated factors. This is a cross-sectional study with 2825 men aged 60 years or older who(More)
BACKGROUND The increase of the elderly population and the high prevalence of chronic diseases have contributed to the increasing importance of functional ability as a global public health problem. This study aimed to assess functional capacity in institutionalized elders, as well as undertake an exploratory analysis of its associated factors. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze mortality patterns of patients with diabetes in Brazilian capitals from 1980 to 2007. MATERIALS AND METHODS Age-standardized quadrennial and annual mortality rates were calculated with the world population as reference. Linear regression models were estimated to analyze mortality trends in each capital. RESULTS In the first(More)
INTRODUCTION Investigations about the association between prostate cancer and environmental and/or occupational pesticide exposure have evidenced a possible role of these chemical substances on tumor etiology, related to their action as endocrine disruptors. OBJECTIVE To assess the association between pesticide exposure and prostate cancer by conducting a(More)
OBJECTIVE: to assess the cervical cancer screening tests in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil. METHODS: this is an evaluation study of Teresina Cervical Cancer Information System (Siscolo), for the period from 2006 to 2013, based on descriptive statistical analyses. RESULTS: 604,331 pap smear tests of women residents in Teresina were registered on the system;(More)
This study aims to assess the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Vulnerable Elders Survey-13 (VES-13). Interviews were carried out with individuals aged 60 years and over receiving care at an ambulatory cancer centre. Test-retest reliability was assessed using the Spearman correlation coefficient, intraclass correlation coefficients and(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the initial stages of the cross-cultural adaptation of the instrument The Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) for use in the context of cancer care in Brazil. Two translations into Portuguese and two back-translations into English were carried out independently, and a formal assessment of the general and referential(More)
Mortality rates from non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have declined in many countries in recent decades. However, mortality estimates for Brazil indicate an increase in these rates. This study aimed to analyze NHL mortality trends for 1980-2007 in individuals 20 years and older in State capitals in Southeast Brazil. Population data were obtained from the(More)