Evaluación de factores asociados al estado funcional en ancianos de 60 años o más en Bogotá, Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of factors associated with functional status in 60 years-old and older adults in Bogotá, Colombia

Carlos Cano-Gutiérrez, Miguel Germán Borda, Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, Antonio J. Arciniegas, Rafael Samper-Ternent

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Abstract

Introduction: Functional impairment produces a wide range of negative effects such as difficulty in mobility, social isolation, decreased quality of life, disability and institutionalization. Thus, functional status measurement is a marker of social wellbeing. Objective: To determine and characterize the socio-demographic factors and health conditions related to functional impairment in older adults in Bogotá, Colombia. Materials and methods: Data was collected from the SABE Bogotá Study. Functional status was assessed using the Barthel and Lawton scales. Independent variables included socio-demographic factors, comorbidities, anthropometric measurements and physical activity (by tertiles). Bivariate analyzes were performed, and multivariate results were obtained using linear regression models. Results: There were 2,000 participants aged 60 years and older, with a mean age of 71.2 ± 8 years. Younger age (standardized beta = -0.15, p < 0.01), fewer medications (beta= -0.13, p < 0.01), higher MMSE score (beta = 0.3, p < 0.01), higher level of physical activity (middle beta tertile = 0.18, p < 0.01, and higher beta tertile= 0.18, p < 0.01vs lower tertile) and better performance in the handgrip test (beta= 0.10, p < 0.01) were associated with better function in daily life instrumental activities. Similarly, higher MMSE score (beta= 0.3, p < 0.01) and better performance in the handgrip test (beta= 0.07, p= 0.02) were associated with better function in daily life basic activities. Conclusions: We found several factors related with functional impairment, which are likely to be modified to reduce dependence in this population.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of factors associated with functional status in 60 years-old and older adults in Bogotá, Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalBiomedica
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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