Health screening in older women

Charles Mouton, David V. Espino

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Abstract

Health screening is an important aspect of health promotion and disease prevention in women over 65 years of age. Screening efforts should address conditions that cause significant morbidity and mortality in this age group. In addition to screening for cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease and cancer, primary care physicians should identify risk factors unique to an aging population. These factors include hearing and vision loss, dysmobility or functional impairment, osteoporosis, cognitive and affective disorders, urinary incontinence and domestic violence. Although screening for many conditions cannot be proved to merit an 'A' recommendation (indicating conclusive proof of benefit), special attention to these factors can decrease morbidity and improve quality of life in aging women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1835-1842
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume59
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Mouton, C., & Espino, D. V. (1999). Health screening in older women. American Family Physician, 59(7), 1835-1842.