Table 1

Baseline diagnoses (ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision)

VariableResults
Number of patients65
QualitativeQuantitative
Age84.9 years (SD 6.7)
GenderWomen 39 (60%); men 26 (40%)
Place of originHome 36 (55.4%); acute hospital 27 (41.5%); intermediate care 2 (3.1%)
Length of stay (days)58.5 (mean)
Geriatric syndromesFalls, 47 (72.3%); previous fractures, 12 (18.5%)
Dysphagia, 21 (32.3%)
Pain, 15 (23.1%)
Ulcers, 16 (24.6%)
Dyspnoea, 3 (4.6%)
Hearing loss, 10 (15.4%)
Constipation, 44 (67.7%)
Visual impairment, 21 (32.3%)
Malnutrition, 6 (9.2%)
Insomnia, 22 (33.8%)
Depression/anxiety, 21 (32.3%)
Incontinence, 44 (67.7%)
Type of dementiaAlzheimer, 20 (30.8%)
Vascular, 5 (7.7%)
Mixed, 3 (4.6%)
Diagnosis not completed, 28 (43.1%)
Lewy body, 5 (7.7%)
Others, 4 (6.2%)
Functional abilities (Barthel Index)Some dependence or independence (BI 80–100), 6 (9.2%)
Slight dependence (BI 60–75), 16 (24.6%)
Moderate dependence (BI 40–55), 18 (27.7%)
Severe dependence (BI 20–35), 12 (18.5%)
Total dependence (BI 0–15), 13 (20%)
Cognitive function (GDS-R)Incipient (GDS 3), 16 (24.6%)
Mild (4), 18 (28%)
Moderate (5), 16 (25%)
Severe (6), 13 (20%)
Very severe (7), 2 (3%)
Discharge destinationHome, 26 (40%)
Nursing home, 27 (41.5%)
Change ward, 1 (1.5%)
Acute hospital, 2 (3.1%)
Psychiatric hospital, 1 (1.5%)
Death, 8 (12.3%)