Cognitive impairment is the major risk factor for development of geriatric syndromes during hospitalization: results from the GIFA study.

@article{Mecocci2005CognitiveII,
  title={Cognitive impairment is the major risk factor for development of geriatric syndromes during hospitalization: results from the GIFA study.},
  author={Patrizia Mecocci and Eva von Strauss and Antonio Cherubini and Sara Ercolani and Elena Mariani and Umberto Senin and Bengt Winblad and Laura Fratiglioni},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={262-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To detect the main factors associated with the occurrence of specific geriatric syndromes (namely pressure sores, fecal incontinence, urinary incontinence and falls) in elderly patients during hospitalization. DESIGN Observational prospective study. SETTING Eighty-one community and university hospitals throughout Italy. PARTICIPANTS 13,729 patients aged 65 years and more, consecutively admitted to medical or geriatric acute wards during 20 months in the period between 1991 and… CONTINUE READING
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