Abdominal syndromes and functional ability in the elderly.

  title={Abdominal syndromes and functional ability in the elderly.},
  author={Lise Kay and Kirsten Avlund},
  volume={6 6},
Data concerning a random cohort of 1,119 70-year-old subjects were analyzed to evaluate the association between Upper Dyspepsia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome and functional ability. Seven hundred and thirty-four subjects were interviewed about abdominal symptoms and were visited at home by an occupational therapist who evaluated their functional ability. Among the survivors, 94% participated in a follow-up study five years later. Functional ability was registered on validated scales constructed… CONTINUE READING