Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Repressive coping in geriatric patients' reports - impact on fear of falling.

Authors
  • Hauer, K
  • Tremmel, A-D
  • Ramroth, H
  • Pfisterer, M
  • Todd, C
  • Oster, P
  • Schuler, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2009
Volume
42
Issue
2
Pages
137–144
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00391-008-0552-9
PMID: 18560787
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We investigated the influence of repressive coping, depression, cognition, education and age on geriatric patients' reports on health-related status in 80 geriatric patients with a history of injurious falls. For patient reports, subjective statements on activity avoidance, perception of terminal decline, falls, and fear of falling were assessed. Co-morbidity and number of medications were documented based on patient charts. Repressive coping was significantly associated with underreporting in geriatric patients in all items documented and predicted most variables of patients' reports. Because of underreporting significant health problems geriatric patients with repressive coping may therefore be at risk for inadequate medical treatment.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times