Complete psychometrics could not always be obtained due to language problems, a failure to understand due to educational deficiencies, or noncompliance with the returning of data forms. A third aim of this study was to conduct an exploratory analysis to identify symptoms that are particularly associated with poor function among older adults.
While medications used to treat chronic pain can result in cognitive disruption e. Men who scored high on masculine norms adherence were less likely to endorse traditional depression items.
Background Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the most important risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular diseases, and is thus regarded as a serious public health problem. Symptoms were excluded from the scales for one of 3 possible reasons: The top four comorbidities of hypertension were coronary heart disease, diabetes, hyperlipemia, and arteriosclerosis, whose detection rates were Moreover, the retrospective design used in the current study does not allow for tests of causality or to establish the direction of effects.
Furthermore the distribution of the variables must be monotonic. Discrimination refers to the ability to distinguish patients who will die from those who will survive.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev ; As a result, it remains unclear whether chronic pain increases the susceptibility to other comorbid conditions, whether comorbid burden exacerbates the pain experience, or whether both are true. As the SIP psychosocial was found to be positively skewed, a logarithmic transformation was performed.
However, a cluster analysis based on the Multiaxial Assessment of Pain system did not find any differences in terms of nonpainful medical pathology between groups of older pain patients differing in the severity of pain and its psychosocial impacts In contrast, medical surveys while include some individual level information usually involve a limited number of survey participants because of limited resources.
Because pathology in each of these domains i. There has been increasing interest in analyzing disease relationships using network theory [ 2627 ]. Our data set covers There is great association of symptoms with functional results when the diseases are controlled.
The authors declare no conflict of interest. The Nagi model acknowledges that symptoms are the process by which develops into improper functional or in other cases extinguishes this process.
This modification was adopted as it was felt to better reflect the variety of organ impairment in the population seen at the clinic. Sincethis system has been adopted by hospitals located throughout China.
The models included individual symptoms as independent variables and SF Physical Functioning score as the dependent variable. As with the Pearson correlation coefficient, linear regression analysis does not presume of the causal link between the studied variables.
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In this exploratory analysis, linear regression models were constructed using data from the fitness cohort. These models are adequate for both categorical and continuous variables, and censored responses as well. Therefore, medical surveys on a voluntary basis may have a biased participant population.
The Spearman correlation coefficient for Ten Meter Walk time to symptom score is 0. Accepted for publication Dec 30, Mobility Function Measures Mobility function was assessed with two self-reported scales:.
Request PDF on ResearchGate | Correlation Between Symptoms and Function in Older Adults with Comorbidity | To describe the relationship between symptom scores and mobility function measures.
The combination of HIV and aging may result in more diseases and conditions in HIV-infected older adults than in non-HIV-infected older adults, and depression can be linked to multi-morbidity in HIV-infected older adults through similar mechanisms of immune suppression and inflammation.
In three cohorts of older adults with high rates of comorbid diagnoses, the correlation between symptoms and mobility function measures was at least as strong as, if not stronger than the correlation between self-reported diseases and mobility function measures.
Using cluster analysis, Corran and colleagues showed that there is a group of older pain clinic patients that have relatively low pain, but high levels of disability and depressive symptoms.
The authors subsequently reported that this group had a much higher degree of medical comorbidity (19).
Correlation Between Symptoms and Function in Older Adults with Comorbidity Article in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 57(4) · May with 59 Reads DOI: /j Correlation of Symptoms to Function in Older Adults with Comorbidity.
Heather E Whitson, Statistical Analysis. of these particular symptoms and symptom clusters as well as the potential benefits of therapies that target these symptoms in older adults with comorbidity.A correlation statistical analysis of the symptoms and function in older adults with comorbidity