Analysis of independence level and cognitive function on older people visiting community health center of Aikmel District, East Lombok Regency
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 3895-3906
AbstractBackground: One of four older people have experienced illness in the last month and requires health care whose primary efforts are to increase, prevent, and maintain health results of the degenerative process in health facilities. Aim: This study seeks to determine the independence level, in which the Barthel ADL Index and Mini-Mental Status Examination are utilized. Method: This study was an observational descriptive at the community health center of Aikmel District, East Lombok Regency. The study sample was older people who visited from January to June 2019, in a total of 739 respondents. Results: Analysis employing the Barthel ADL Index discovered that the independence levels of the older people were 92.7% independent, 7.0% lightly dependent, and 0.3% moderately dependent. Meanwhile, the Mini-Mental Status Examination for cognitive function of the older people was 69.8% normal, 25.0% probable cognitive impairment, and 5.1% definite cognitive impairment. Conclusion: The older people visiting the community health center of Aikmel are mostly independent and have a normal cognitive function. The recommendation for the community health center is to evaluate the assessment results and make planning and implementation to follow up on the integrity of health programs.
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