Journal article

Do morbidity measures predict the decline of activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living amongst older inpatients? A systematic review

Cheng Hwee Soh, Syed Wajih Ul Hassan, Julian Sacre, Wen Kwang Lim, Andrea B Maier

International Journal of Clinical Practice | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Older adults often suffer from multimorbidity, which results in hospitalizations. These are often associated with poor health outcomes such as functional dependence and mortality. The aim of this review was to summarize the current literature on the capacities of morbidity measures in predicting activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among inpatients. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using four databases: Medline, Cochrane, Embase and Cinahl Central from inception to 6th March 2019. Keywords included comorbidity, multimorbidity, ADL and iADL, along with specific morbidity measures. Articles reporting on morbidity m..

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