Usefulness of the comprehensive geriatric assessment for evaluating the health of older adults

Authors

  • Miguel Gálvez-Cano Instituto de Gerontología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú
  • Helver Chávez-Jimeno Instituto de Gerontología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú
  • Elizabeth Aliaga-Diaz Instituto de Gerontología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.332.2204

Keywords:

Aged, Geriatric assessment, Comprehensive health care

Abstract

Older adults comprise a heterogeneous population group that usually has a high disease burden, comorbidities, and, in many cases, subclinical conditions that compromise their health and quality of life. In addition to the physical component, the health conditions of elderly individuals are significantly influenced by cognitive and affective components, social and family factors such as abandonment, and functional factors including the ability to perform everyday activities. In response to this complex scenario, the comprehensive geriatric evaluation constitutes a multidimensional and interdisciplinary diagnostic tool that assesses the health of older adults in all of its complexity by considering the physical, mental, social/family, and functional needs to obtain full knowledge of older person’s health status and creating a plan that consists of appropriate and individualized interventions that considers the preferences and values of older individuals and their families.

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Published

2016-06-02

How to Cite

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Gálvez-Cano M, Chávez-Jimeno H, Aliaga-Diaz E. Usefulness of the comprehensive geriatric assessment for evaluating the health of older adults. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [nternet]. 2016 Jun. 2 [cited 2023 Jun. 4];33(2):321-7. vailable from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2204

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