Objective. The progressive demographic increase of the ageing population, with a consequent increase in the average age, is generating important growth in the demand for healthcare services due to the revolving-door and over-crowding phenomena. The aim of this study is to identify the degree of the frailty of the elderly population and the need to activate periodical home assistance in order to counter the aforementioned phenomena. Methods. A pilot study for adaptation of the SvaMa scale. Results. The study recruited an overall sample of n = 80, aged between 65 and 100 years old. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis, and the Spearman rank correlation coefficient highlights a strong correlation between the different sections of this scale. The data were also analyzed using the Partitioning Around Medoids method, which found that the sample had a good cognitive state but presented functional and mobility issues. Conclusions. From the data that emerged, we can affirm that the modified S.Va.M.A. scale represents a suitable, fluid, simple instrument to be used whenever a multidimensional assessment of elderly people is necessary.

Multidimensional assessment using a modified s.Va.m.a scale, a pilot study in patients aged 65 or older / Scotellaro, M.; Ruggeri, M.; D'Inzeo, V.; Simone, E. D.; Di Muzio, M.; Dionisi, S.; Giannetta, N.. - In: JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. - ISSN 2499-6564. - 69:3(2021), pp. 171-176. [10.36150/2499-6564-N358]

Multidimensional assessment using a modified s.Va.m.a scale, a pilot study in patients aged 65 or older

Di Muzio M.;
2021

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Objective. The progressive demographic increase of the ageing population, with a consequent increase in the average age, is generating important growth in the demand for healthcare services due to the revolving-door and over-crowding phenomena. The aim of this study is to identify the degree of the frailty of the elderly population and the need to activate periodical home assistance in order to counter the aforementioned phenomena. Methods. A pilot study for adaptation of the SvaMa scale. Results. The study recruited an overall sample of n = 80, aged between 65 and 100 years old. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis, and the Spearman rank correlation coefficient highlights a strong correlation between the different sections of this scale. The data were also analyzed using the Partitioning Around Medoids method, which found that the sample had a good cognitive state but presented functional and mobility issues. Conclusions. From the data that emerged, we can affirm that the modified S.Va.M.A. scale represents a suitable, fluid, simple instrument to be used whenever a multidimensional assessment of elderly people is necessary.
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