Nippon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
Print ISSN : 0300-9173
Relation between End Point of Activities of Daily Living and Organ Failure with Bed Rest
Michiko Mori
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2000 Volume 37 Issue 4 Pages 322-333


To of improve the patient's quality of life while maintaining them in good conditions, it is important not to bring them to an irreversible conditions as a result of activities of daily living (ADL). To achieve this, establishment of the end point of ADL load is necessary.
Questionnaires on judgement criteria for bed rest filled out by 218 doctors, who were cardiologists, neurologists, pulmonary specialists, gastroenterologists, nephralogists or hematologists, was surveyed.
In the high risk disease patients I studied the worsening of the condition resulted in organ insufficiency, basd on which the appearance of end point was retrospectively established.

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