Functional geriatric assessment, theory and practice

Authors: Mgr. Martina Jedlinská
Authors‘ workplace: FHS UK, Praha
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2013, 2, č. 3: 134-137
Category: Review Article


The issue of care for the elderly is a major health and economic problem, especially in the context of demographic trends and changing patterns of morbidity. Czech Republic belong to the countries that have no sufficient information about the functional status of elderly despite it is a fact that this data is necessary for quality long-term care, its planning and funding. The aim of this article is to highlight the needs and goals of functional assessment of older people under care and to introduce instruments through which it is possible to assess the functional status of older persons, including the possibilities of an electronic system for data collection.

Key words:
functional geriatric assessment – measurement tools – quality of care


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