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BACKGROUND Information on hypertension in the very elderly is sparse. Until recently evidence of benefits from pharmacological treatment was inconclusive. We estimated the prevalence of hypertension in subjects aged 80 or more, the proportion of awareness, treatment and control. Explanatory variables associated with good control were also studied. METHODS(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)
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)
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