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This database contains 3 studies, archived under the term: "health status indicators"

Adherence to exercise programs and determinants of maintenance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment

After a randomized controlled trial showing that improvement on some aspects of cognitive function was related to adherence to an exercise program, determinants of adherence and maintenance were further studied. Older adults with mild cognitive impairment were contacted 6 mo after the end of exercise programs for a telephone interview addressing patterns of adherence and […]

A subacute model of geriatric care for frail older persons: the Tan Tock Seng Hospital experience

Introduction: The subacute care unit in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) was set up in May 2009. We examined its impact on the transitions at the nexus between hospital and community sectors, patients’ discharge destination and functional performance.; Materials and Methods: We studied patients admitted during the initial 6-month period (May to October 2009). Differences […]

Validation study of the prototype of a disease-specific index measure for health-related quality of life in dementia

Background: Index measures for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) quantify the desirability (utility) of a certain health state. The commonly used generic index measure, e.g. EuroQol: EQ-5D, may underestimate relevant areas of specific diseases, resulting in lower validity. Disease-specific index measures on the other hand combine disease-specificity and quantification of perceived quality on several health […]

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