Teresa Badía

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The population is aging throughout the world. Preserving physical and cognitive functions is crucial to successful aging. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of 85-year-old community-dwelling subjects aging successfully, applying a quantitative approach, and assessing the association of successful aging with sociodemographic data, global(More)
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INTRODUCTION People aged 85 years old and older constitute a growing population group. Falls and malnutrition are common in the elderly. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of an individualized multifactorial intervention to reduce falls and malnutrition in community-dwelling persons aged 85 years old. MATERIAL AND METHODS The OCTABAIX study is a(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention to reduce falls among the oldest-old people, including individuals with cognitive impairment or comorbidities. METHODS A randomized, single-blind, parallel-group clinical trial was conducted from January 2009 to December 2010 in seven primary health care(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in community-dwelling subjects aged 85 and to determine the anticoagulation therapy rate. DESIGN Community-based survey of inhabitants aged 85 years. PARTICIPANTS Participants were 328 people born in 1924 and assigned to 7 primary health care teams. MEASUREMENTS Sociodemographic(More)
This is a review of a prospective, community-based study with a follow-up period of 5years. It is a study of 328 participants aged 85 at baseline, of which 62% were female, 53% widows, and a third of them living alone. High blood pressure was observed in 75.9%, dyslipidaemia in 51.2%, and diabetes in 17.7%. At baseline the median Barthel Index was 95, the(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is frequent among older people and is associated with morbi-mortality. The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of a multifactorial and multidisciplinary intervention in the nutritional status among the elderly. METHODS Randomized, single-blind, parallel-group, clinical trial conducted from January 2009 to December 2010(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine gender differences according to health status in the oldest old people of the community. DESIGN Cross-sectional multicentre study, within the framework of a clinical trial on falls and malnutrition. SETTING 7 primary health centres. PARTICIPANTS Non-institutionalised patients of 85 years or over. METHODS The data collected(More)
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