Prognosis of treatment outcomes by cognitive and physical scales

Agnė Jakavonytė-Akstinienė, Vytautas Dikčius, Jūratė Macijauskienė
  • Open Medicine, March 2018, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/med-2018-0011

Prognosting the outcomes with the scales.

What is it about?

This manuscript presents of prognosting the treatment outcomes by cognitive and physical scales. In this paper, we focus on the three scales: The Mini-–Mental State Examination, The Barthel index and The Morse Fall Scale. In particular, we found the Barthel index should be considered the most suitable tool for the prognosis of treatment outcomes. A value of the Barthel index above 25 may suggest that the patient will be discharged home. However, scores values below this level were associated with a higher likelihood of patient death.

Why is it important?

The MMSE was suitable for the prognosis of a patient’s discharge. The Barthel Index should be considered as the most suitable tool for the prognosis of care outcomes: the sum-score of the Barthel Index above 25 may suggest that the patient would be discharged home; the sum-score below this level was associated with a higher likelihood of patient death.

Perspectives

Agne Jakavonyte-Akstiniene (Author)
Vilniaus kolegija

Our study could be useful both for physicians and nurses for planning of treatment and nursing activities.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/med-2018-0011

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