Dizziness as a geriatric condition among rural community-dwelling older adults
F Gomez, CL Curcio, G Duque
The journal of nutrition, health & aging | SPRINGER FRANCE | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common symptom in older adults. The majority of those with dizziness tend to have more than one risk factor, suggesting that dizziness is a multifactorial geriatric condition. Therefore, associated factors must be determined to permit risk-reduction approaches. OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between dizziness and socio-demographic, physical, functional and psychological health factors among older persons living in the Andes Mountains. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTINGS/PARTICIPANTS: One thousand six hundred ninety-two community-living people aged 60 years and over living in four rural and suburban areas of villages in coffee-grower zon..View full abstract
This study was supported by a grant from Vicerrectoria de Investigaciones y Posgrados, Universidad de Caldas, and Direccion de Salud Territorial de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. An abstract of this article was presented at the 19th, World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, 5-9 July 2009.