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Cognitive decline and depression institutionalized elderly: an analysis of relations among variables from the multidimensional

Grant number: 13/06680-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): September 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Edvaldo Soares
Grantee:Livia Marcondes Faber
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Abstract: the increasing elderly population is a global reality. However, such reality does't mean that aging come with better quality of life. Many elderly need special care, whom require family assistance. This assistance isn't always dispensable. The ILPI (Long Term Care Institutions for Elders) come as a supplement of these demands. However, it doesn't matter how good is the attendance in ILPI, the institutionalization by itself, can result in a worsening of the general health condition of the elder. Objectives: verify the prevalence of depression symptoms and cognitive decline in institutionalized elderly. Analyze the variables involved in these symptoms and try to identify the most significant variables related to cognitive decline and depression. Methods and procedures: this study will be conducted from epidemiological method, with quantitative and qualitative approach. 48 elders will be subjects of the research in both sexes, residents in two ILPIs located in the city of Marília/SP. To collect data for depression symptomatology it will be used the following tools: 1) Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and 2) Depression Scale Geriatric (EDG). To collect socio-demographic data medication it will be used the following tools: 1) Collect social demographic data sheet, 2) Collect data on continued medication use form, and 3) Rating medicines form - Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Code (ATC). (AU)

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