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the FACIT-Sp presents limitations for measurement of spiritual well-being in hospitalized elderly patients.
BACKGROUND Although spirituality is usually considered a positive resource for coping with illness, spiritual distress may have a negative influence on health outcomes. Tools are needed to identify spiritual distress in clinical practice and subsequently address identified needs. This study describes the first steps in the development of a clinically… (More)
BACKGROUND The Spiritual Distress Assessment Tool (SDAT) is a 5-item instrument developed to assess unmet spiritual needs in hospitalized elderly patients and to determine the presence of spiritual distress. The objective of this study was to investigate the SDAT psychometric properties. METHODS This cross-sectional study was performed in a Geriatric… (More)
Driving requires integrating multiple motor, sensory, and cognitive skills. As people age, cognition becomes increasingly vulnerable due to impairment and dementia. Older drivers suffering from dementia, even at an early stage, have been shown to be significantly more likely to develop unsafe driving. Primary care physicians have the difficult task to… (More)
According to demographic projections, a significant increase in the proportion of the elderly population is anticipated worldwide. This aging of the population will lead to an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases and functional impairment. This expected increase will result in growing use of the health care system that societies are largely… (More)