Data were included for 187 participants aged ≥65 years with end-stage kidney disease who underwent a geriatric assessment
and a frailty screening at the time of dialysis initiation.
These include the establishment of community-based memory clinics within PHCC's network and as part of the National Health Strategy, all patients 65 years and above will have a comprehensive geriatric assessment
," added Dr Hamad.
"With regards to the percentage of patients who had a comprehensive geriatric assessment
within three days of admission; the 2017 data shows performance at 50 per cent.
We evaluated the major components of comprehensive geriatric assessment
(CGA) as follows:
Gait speed has been shown to be an important measure in comprehensive geriatric assessment
in all clinical settings for the purposes of developing risk profiles and care plans for geriatric patients.
Demographic characteristics, anthropometric measurements, comprehensive geriatric assessment
test results, laboratory parameters, and related comorbidities are shown in Table 1.
All patients received comprehensive geriatric assessment
(GA) as a part of their preoperative evaluation.
Bernabei et al., "Use of comprehensive geriatric assessment
in older cancer patients: recommendations from the task force on CGA of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)," Critical Review in Oncology/Hematology, vol.
Another approach is to request a geriatric assessment
or consultation that will bring these issues to the forefront.
The Rapid Geriatric Assessment
tools (Morley, Little, & Berg-Weger, 2017) are being disseminated to health professionals across the state of Missouri as part of a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded to the Saint Louis University Gateway Geriatric Education Center (GEC).
Within comprehensive geriatric assessment
, physical health, functional capacity, cognitive functions, mental health, social status and environmental factors may be evaluated .