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dc.contributor.authorSørbye, L W
dc.contributor.authorSchroll, M
dc.contributor.authorFinne-Soveri, H
dc.contributor.authorJonnson, P V
dc.contributor.authorLjunggren, G
dc.contributor.authorTopinkova, E
dc.contributor.authorBernabei, R
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-07T09:51:07Z
dc.date.available2010-09-07T09:51:07Z
dc.date.issued2007-06-01
dc.date.submitted2010-09-07
dc.identifier.citationMenopause Int. 2007, 13(2):84-7en
dc.identifier.issn1754-0453
dc.identifier.pmid17540140
dc.identifier.doi10.1258/175404507780796406
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/110778
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To examine the health and needs of extremely obese women aged over 65 years receiving home care in Europe. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional assessment study based on the Aged in Home Care (AdHOC) project recruited 2974 women aged 65 or over who were receiving home care at 11 sites in European countries. Extreme obesity was defined as 'Obesity of such a degree as to interfere with normal activities, including respiration'. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (RAI-HC version 2.0); Activity of Daily Living Scale; Instrumental Activity of Daily Living Scale; the Minimum Data Set Cognitive Performance Scale; and a health profile. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty women (4.0%) were extremely obese. They were younger than their thinner counterparts, with a median age of 78.3 versus 83.3 years, and they more often had multiple health complaints and needed more help with mobility outside the home. The extremely obese had received home care longer than the non-extremely obese (median 28.7 versus 36.6 months). Extremely obese women also needed more help with personal care than the other group and, due to lower age, they were less cognitively impaired. CONCLUSIONS: Extreme obesity is a problem that increasingly affects home care of elderly women.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Medicine Press Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1258/175404507780796406en
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Livingen
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshConfidence Intervalsen
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshEuropeen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveysen
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demanden
dc.subject.meshHealth Services for the Ageden
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen
dc.subject.meshHome Care Servicesen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshObesity, Morbiden
dc.subject.meshOdds Ratioen
dc.subject.meshWomen's Healthen
dc.subject.meshWomen's Health Servicesen
dc.titleHome care needs of extremely obese elderly European womenen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDiakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway. soerbye@diakonhjemmet.noen
dc.identifier.journalMenopause internationalen
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To examine the health and needs of extremely obese women aged over 65 years receiving home care in Europe. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional assessment study based on the Aged in Home Care (AdHOC) project recruited 2974 women aged 65 or over who were receiving home care at 11 sites in European countries. Extreme obesity was defined as 'Obesity of such a degree as to interfere with normal activities, including respiration'. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care (RAI-HC version 2.0); Activity of Daily Living Scale; Instrumental Activity of Daily Living Scale; the Minimum Data Set Cognitive Performance Scale; and a health profile. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty women (4.0%) were extremely obese. They were younger than their thinner counterparts, with a median age of 78.3 versus 83.3 years, and they more often had multiple health complaints and needed more help with mobility outside the home. The extremely obese had received home care longer than the non-extremely obese (median 28.7 versus 36.6 months). Extremely obese women also needed more help with personal care than the other group and, due to lower age, they were less cognitively impaired. CONCLUSIONS: Extreme obesity is a problem that increasingly affects home care of elderly women.


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