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Relation between functional mobility and dynapenia in institutionalized frail elderly

Antonio Vinicius Soares, Elessandra Marcelino, Késsia Cristina Maia, Noé Gomes Borges Junior

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3932

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate the relation between functional mobility and dynapenia in institutionalized frail elderly. Methods A descriptive, correlational study involving 26 institutionalized elderly men and women, mean age 82.3±6 years. The instruments employed were the Mini Mental State Examination, the Geriatric Depression Scale, the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, the Timed Up and Go test, a handgrip dynamometer and a portable dynamometer for large muscle groups (shoulder, elbow and hip flexors, knee extensors and ankle dorsiflexors). Results Significant negative correlation […]

Indicators of depression in elderly and different screening methods

Amanda Gilvani Cordeiro Matias, Marília de Andrade Fonsêca, Maria de Lourdes de Freitas Gomes, Marcos Antonio Almeida Matos

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3447

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms among elderly and correlate the agreement between the screening methods used.Methods A cross-section study of 137 elderly attending the Programa Vivendo a Terceira Idade [Living for the Elderly Program]. Depressive symptoms were screened by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale, by Yesavage. Cohen´s kappa analyzed the degree of agreement of these scales.Results The prevalence of depressive symptoms screened by the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 was 62.8% and, by the Geriatric […]