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Ege Journal of Medicine
2018, Cilt 57, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 031-035
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Geriatric syndromes in the geriatric outpatient clinic subjects: Analysis of 1048 cases
Derya Kaya, Süleyman Emre Koçyiğit, Özge Dokuzlar, Pınar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Işık
Dokuz Eylül nı versı tesı Tıp Fakültesı Geriatri ilim Dalı aşlanan eyin ve Demans nitesi İzmir, Türkiye
Keywords: Geriatric syndrome, polypharmacy, urinary incontinence, pain, sleep disorders, falls

Aim: To assess sociodemographic variables, clinical conditions and geriatric sydromes of patients who were followed up in a Geriatrics center.

Materials and Methods: The medical records of 1048 patients who were regularly followed up in our geriatric outpatient clinic, between January 2013 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Age, gender, education year, diagnosis, number of drug used and data of compherensive geriatric assessment including neurocognitive status, mood, daily living activities, gait and balance, nutrition were recorded.

Results: The mean age of the cases was 77.4±6.8 of whom 37.2% were male and 62.8% female. 54.2% of them were married and 78.8% had education for at least 5 year. It was shown that 63% of 1048 patients were nondementia cases and 15.2% had Alzheimer’s disease. Geriatric syndromes such as polypharmacy (59.8%), urinary incontinence (44.1%), pain (41.8%), sleep disorders (40.8%) were found among the subjects.

Conclusion: Assessment of geriatric syndromes in the care of older patients are important to improve the quality of life significantly and help personalize management, leading to better patient outcomes.


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