Trinidad Lorenzo

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The aim of this study is to establish the existing relationship among variables referred to the person, specifically age and gender, and the functional dependence in basic ADL and in IADL, as well as the possible relationship it has with the increase of morbidity and mortality in a random sample of 598 individuals older than 65 years. Of these individuals,(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms are common among the geriatric population but the co-occurrence of both is rarely studied. The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the factors associated with three groups of elderly people: those assessed with cognitive impairment alone (COG), depressive symptoms alone (DEP) or(More)
AIMS To examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a Spanish elderly population and to analyse its association with some social and medical factors. METHODS We randomly selected a representative sample (n = 600) of people over 65 from Narón Council (A Coruña). Socio-demographic and biomedical data were collected and cognitive status was assessed(More)
This retrospective study determines the role of cognitive decline as a predictor of functional dependence. In a representative 600 community-dwellers aged 65 or older, we examined using a logistic regression model, the association between cognitive status (taking into account age and educational level) and dependence on basic and instrumental activities of(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite of the huge technological advance in the field of computer-based cognitive interventions, very few applications have been designed to be used by the elderly. The main objective of this study was to assess the adaptability of two psycho-stimulation applications used in geriatrics. A further aim was to design a table of the minimum(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the effect of multisensory stimulation environment (MSSE) and one-to-one activity sessions in the symptomatology of elderly individuals with severe dementia. Thirty-two participants were randomly assigned to the following 3 groups: MSSE, activity, and control group. The MSSE and activity groups participated in two(More)
AIM The main objective of this study was to identify determinants of poor self-rated health. We hypothesized that poor self-rated health reflects not only health, but also physical, functional, psychological and social factors. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of a representative Spanish population sample of 600 subjects aged 65 years and(More)
BACKGROUND Low physical activity has been shown to be one of the most common components of frailty, and interventions have been considered to prevent or reverse this syndrome. The purpose of this systematic review of randomized, controlled trials is to examine the exercise interventions to manage frailty in older people. METHODS The PubMed, Web of(More)
INTRODUCTION Self-Rated Health is part of the comprehensive concept of Quality of Life and is a valid measurement of health status. The main objective of this study was to test the predictive value of some different variables on the poor Self-Rated Health among elders. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study on a sample consisting of 140(More)