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INTRODUCTION This study aims to determine if risk factors present on admission to the nursing home could be predictive of later functional decline and to determine the causes of decline. METHODS This is a retrospective case-control study conducted in 2000 at a voluntary welfare nursing home. Functional decline was defined as deterioration in two or more(More)
AIM OF STUDY To describe the residents of a nursing home for the elderly in terms of their socio-demographic profile, mental and physical attributes, functional abilities and existing medical problems. METHOD A random sample of 120 subjects was obtained from a total of 350 residents in a voluntary welfare nursing home. Two subjects were excluded as they(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to determine the prevalence, profile, and severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) across the dementia continuum and their relative impact on caregiver distress and quality of life (QoL) in persons with dementia (PWD). METHOD Six hundred and sixty-seven PWD and their family caregivers presented to a memory clinic in a(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aims to examine the demography of falls, factors that contribute to falls and fall risk factors in residents of a nursing home for the elderly in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS An 18-month follow-up study was carried out on 95 nursing home residents. Information on the subjects' potential risk factors for falls was obtained(More)
Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in Singapore and many parts of the world. Chronic disease management programmes allow seamless care provision across a spectrum of healthcare facilities and allow appropriate services to be brought to the stroke patient and the family. Randomised controlled trials have provided evidence for efficacious(More)
RATIONALE Because of its rapidly-growing and aging populations, the global burden of stroke will be felt most strongly in Asia. Data from Asia are scarce. Even rarer are data from multiethnic populations. AIM The Singapore Stroke Registry is a countrywide registry of risk factors, stroke subtypes, management and outcome of incident and recurrent stroke in(More)
AIM To study the death rate of noninstitutionalised elderly after discharge from hospital, describe the causes of death and identify predictive factors of mortality. METHODS Vital status and cause of death of patients was ascertained by linkage to the death registry I year post discharge. Age, sex, race, marital status, housing and class of ward (to(More)
Our primary aim was to study the need for community services as perceived by the elderly and their relatives. A secondary objective was to determine the predictive factors of need for these services. This is a survey of 115 consecutive non-institutionalised patients admitted to a hospital geriatric department and their relatives. Twenty-seven elderly(More)
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