CAN BARTHEL INDEX PREDICT MORTALITY IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH A HIGH FEVER?


YALÇINLI S. , ERSEL M. , AKARCA F. , CAN Ö. , Mıdık S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.18, ss.266-272, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.266-272

Özet

Introduction: Physical functional capacity decreases in geriatric patients owing to age and disease. In current practice, objective parameters to evaluate physical functional capacity in geriatric patients are rarely used in departments providing acute care, such as emergency departments. In our study, we aimed to determine whether the degree of change in basal admission Barthel Index scores has a prognostic significance for patients presenting with high fever.