Comparing psychological functions of patients with hip fractures and community-dwelling elderly Midori Iwai 1 , Hiroyuki Hayashi 2 , Daiki Nakashima 1 , Syugo Nakamura 1 , Hiroka Matsuoka 1 , Yuta Kubo 1 , Ayumi Kubo 3 , Naoki Tomiyama 2 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Division of Rehabilitation, Tokai Memorial Hospital 2Division of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Care and Rehabilitation, Seijoh University 3Department of Physical Therapy, Division of Rehabilitation, Tokai Memorial Hospital Keyword: 大腿骨近位部骨折 , 精神機能 , 地域 , 高齢 , Hip fracture , Psychological function , Community , Older people pp.35-41
Published Date 2017/2/15
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 The purpose of this study was to clarify the psychological functions of hospitalized patients with hip fractures by comparing such functions with those of community-dwelling elderly. The subjects were 24 patients with hip fracture and 34 community-dwelling elderly. For the psychological examinations, the following measurements were used: Mini mental state examination (MMSE), Trail Making Test (TMT), Geriatric Depression Scale Short Forms (GDS-15), the WHO-Five well-being index (WHO-5), and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Form JYZ (STAI). A comparison of the results between the two groups indicated that patients with hip fractures exhibited significantly lower levels in the MMSE and WHO-5, and significantly higher values for GDS-15, while the Delta TMT time was considered pathological. These results suggest that rehabilitation for patients with hip fractures should focus on both physical aspects and psychological areas.

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