The Relationship between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among Aged Dementia Patients

Abstract

Aim: To understand the Relationship Between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among aged Dementia Patients. Methods: The study use the Aged Care Service Demand Questionnaire to obtain the subjects' information on activities of daily living, physical health, mental health, and social resources and economic conditions et al.. The current research use Chi-square independence test for analysis. Results: In the current study, 64.95% of the dementia patients suffer from at least one chronic disease, but for those who live at home, only 14.54% of the dementia patients suffer from one and more chronic diseases. There are statistically difference between living at home and institutions in terms of the number of chronic diseases (P<0.0001). Conclusion: There are closely relationship between chronic diseases and living environment, the public should realize that the dementia patients could combine many chronic diseases at the same time due to their living environment.



Author Information
Ze-Yun Feng, Shanghai Medical Information Center, China
Hong-Yun Xin, Shanghai Medical Information Center, China
Chun-Lin Jin, Shanghai Medical Information Center, China
Yi-Tong Yang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China
Han-Sheng Ding, Shanghai Medical Information Center, China

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Conference: AGen2016
Stream: Aging and Gerontology

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