Factors associated with functional disability among Lebanese elderly living in rural areas

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dc.contributor.author Zgheib, Elias
dc.contributor.author Ramia, Elsy
dc.contributor.author Hallit, Souheil
dc.contributor.author Boulos, Christa
dc.contributor.author Salameh, Pascale
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-18T12:03:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-18T12:03:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-12-18
dc.identifier.issn 2210-6014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11674
dc.description.abstract The objective is to describe disability risk factors in Lebanese elderly living in rural settings, focusing on the role of polypharmacy, alcohol consumption, and nutrition. The Aging and Malnutrition in Elderly Lebanese study, a cross-sectional population-based one (April 2011-April 2012), included 1200 individuals aged ≥65 years from 24 Lebanese rural districts. The results showed that 288 (24%) were disabled and 287 (23.9%) exposed to polypharmacy. More disabled participants were found among patients exposed to polypharmacy (40.8%) than those who were not (18.8%). Major classes associated with disability were "Parkinson" and "Alzheimer" medications, with "alcohol consumption" being responsible for a major interaction with medications. Chronic diseases, nutrition, and socioeconomic status also had a large effect on disability. Skin ulcer (ORa = 8.569; CI 5.330-14.823), followed by dementia (ORa = 3.667; CI 1.167-8.912), and anti-gout drugs (ORa = 3.962; CI 1.290-7.622) were found to be significantly associated with increased odds of disability the most. Many factors are associated with disability among elderly, including polypharmacy and the association of medications with alcohol. Counseling of the elderly caregivers is warranted. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Factors associated with functional disability among Lebanese elderly living in rural areas en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle role of polypharmacy, alcohol consumption, and nutrition-based on the aging and malnutrition in llderly Lebanese (AMEL) study en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200302267 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health en_US
dc.journal.volume 8 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1-2 en_US
dc.article.pages 82-90 en_US
dc.keywords Activities of daily living en_US
dc.keywords Disabiblity en_US
dc.keywords Elderly en_US
dc.keywords Functional status en_US
dc.keywords Polypharmacy en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.2991/j.jegh.2018.08.002 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zgheib, E., Ramia, E., Hallit, S., Boulos, C., & Salameh, P. (2018). Factors Associated with Functional Disability Among Lebanese Elderly Living in Rural Areas: Role of Polypharmacy, Alcohol Consumption, and Nutrition-based on the Aging and Malnutrition in Elderly Lebanese (AMEL) Study. Journal of epidemiology and global health, 8(1), 82-90. en_US
dc.author.email elsy.ramia@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30859793 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6447-4377 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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