Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/71236
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Y.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, L.K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLan, J.L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, D.Y.en_US
dc.date2009zh_TW
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-11T06:01:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-11T06:01:04Z-
dc.identifier.issn1462-0324zh_TW
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11455/71236-
dc.description.abstractObjective. Geriatric syndromes (GSs), i.e. cognitive impairment, depression, fall, incontinence and malnutrition, are extensively used to highlight the unique features of common health problems in the frail elderly. Although GS is common in older RA patients, it is rarely reported earlier. We evaluate the prevalence of GS in elderly RA patients and explore the interrelationship between GS and RA. Methods. All enrolled RA patients were categorized into elderly RA (aged >= 65 years) and younger RA (aged < 65 years). A comprehensive geriatric assessment was done to determine the presence of GS. HAQ score and disease activity of RA, including 28-joint disease activity score (DAS28), were assessed. Results. In total, 65 elderly and 25 younger RA patients were enrolled. The prevalence of GS in the elderly participants, especially cognitive impairment and fall, was significantly higher than that in the young. Older RA patients were more physically dependent than the young. Compared with subjects without GS, older RA patients with GS had longer disease duration, higher DAS28 scores, lower haemoglobin levels and more physical dependence. By using binary logistic regression, we found that a higher DAS28 score and a lower haemoglobin level were independent risk factors for GS. Conclusions. The prevalence of GS was higher in the elderly RA patients than that in the young. A higher DAS28 score and a lower haemoglobin level were independent risk factors for GS in older RA patients. Further study is needed to evaluate the prognostic role of GS.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USzh_TW
dc.relationRheumatologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRheumatology, Volume 48, Issue 10, Page(s) 1261-1264.en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kep195en_US
dc.subjectGeriatric syndromesen_US
dc.subjectRheumatoid arthritisen_US
dc.subjectDisabilityen_US
dc.subjectDisease activityen_US
dc.subjectElderlyen_US
dc.subjectdisease-activityen_US
dc.subjectfunctional disabilityen_US
dc.subjectrisk-factorsen_US
dc.subjectdepressionen_US
dc.subjectmortalityen_US
dc.subjectpopulationen_US
dc.subjectpredictorsen_US
dc.subjectimpairmenten_US
dc.subjectvalidationen_US
dc.subjectanemiaen_US
dc.titleGeriatric syndromes in elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articlezh_TW
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/rheumatology/kep195zh_TW
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item.languageiso639-1en_US-
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