Perceived risk of death in older primary care patients

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dc.contributor.author Teixeira, Laetitia
dc.contributor.author Azevedo, Maria João
dc.contributor.author Alves, Sara
dc.contributor.author Duarte, Mafalda
dc.contributor.author O'Caoimh, Rónán
dc.contributor.author Molloy, D. William
dc.contributor.author Paúl, Constança
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-13T15:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-13T15:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-20
dc.identifier.citation Teixeira, L., Azevedo, M. J., Alves, S., Duarte, M., O’Caoimh, R., Molloy, W. and Paúl, C. (2016) ‘Perceived risk of death in older primary care patients’, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 84(4), pp. 366-377. doi: 10.1177/0091415016668350. en
dc.identifier.volume 84
dc.identifier.volume 84
dc.identifier.issued 4
dc.identifier.startpage 366
dc.identifier.endpage 377
dc.identifier.issn 0091-4150
dc.identifier.issn 1541-3535
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3176
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0091415016668350
dc.description.abstract There is a large gap between life expectancy and healthy life years at age 65. To reduce this gap, it is necessary that people with medical concerns perceived at higher risk of adverse outcomes are readily identified and treated. The same goes for the need to implement prevention plans. The main objectives of this study are to, in a first step, (a) estimate the percentage of medical concerns, (b) identify factors associated with this concern; in a second step, (c) estimate the perceived risk of death, and (d) evaluate the ability of medical concerns to predict this risk. Results show that the existence and severity of medical concerns are crucial in the prediction of perceived risk of death. Early identification of severity of medical concerns and the availability and adequacy of informal caregiving should allow healthcare professionals to promptly initiate an appropriate assessment and treatment of older patients. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.rights © 2016, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Perceived risk of death en
dc.subject Medical concerns en
dc.subject Primary care patients en
dc.subject Informal caregiver en
dc.subject Prevention en
dc.title Perceived risk of death in older primary care patients en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother D. William Molloy, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-492-3165 Email: w.molloy@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Aging and Human Development en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress w.molloy@ucc.ie en


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