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Quality of life geriatric patients
Annals of General Psychiatry volume 7, Article number: S171 (2008)
The geriatric population constitutes 18% of the population of our country.
Aim of our study was to study the quality of life of elderly individuals.
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Constituted 234 patients from which 60% were women and 40% men of average age of 75 years.
8% suffered from psychiatric diseases, 35% from diseases of the cardiovascular system, 18% from diseases of the respiratory system, 22% from malignant diseases, 7% from inflammatory diseases, 7%endocrine diseases and 3% from various other diseases.
Old age is the time of the downfall of the individual which begins with the decrease of the bodily functions, in the 92% of patients there hardly exists an explicit medical problem and, in the 8% it concerns psychiatric disturbances, and there should be particular sensitisation towards geriatrics patients.
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Konstantinos, K., Konstantinos, K., Argiroula-Vasiliki, K. et al. Quality of life geriatric patients. Ann Gen Psychiatry 7, S171 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-859X-7-S1-S171
- Public Health
- Cardiovascular System
- Inflammatory Disease
- Malignant Disease
- Elderly Individual