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Use of the Barthel Index to Assess Activities of Daily Living before and after SARS-COVID 19 Infection of Institutionalized Nursing Home Patients

Version 1 : Received: 23 May 2021 / Approved: 25 May 2021 / Online: 25 May 2021 (14:05:25 CEST)

How to cite: Trevissón-Redondo, B.; Lopez Lopez, D.; Perez-Boal, E.; Marques-Sanchez, P.; Liébana-Presa, C.; Navarro-Flores, E.; JIMENEZ FERNANDEZ, R.; CORRAL LIRIA, I.; LOSA-IGLESIAS, M.; Becerro de Bengoa-Vallejo, R. Use of the Barthel Index to Assess Activities of Daily Living before and after SARS-COVID 19 Infection of Institutionalized Nursing Home Patients. Preprints 2021, 2021050612 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0612.v1). Trevissón-Redondo, B.; Lopez Lopez, D.; Perez-Boal, E.; Marques-Sanchez, P.; Liébana-Presa, C.; Navarro-Flores, E.; JIMENEZ FERNANDEZ, R.; CORRAL LIRIA, I.; LOSA-IGLESIAS, M.; Becerro de Bengoa-Vallejo, R. Use of the Barthel Index to Assess Activities of Daily Living before and after SARS-COVID 19 Infection of Institutionalized Nursing Home Patients. Preprints 2021, 2021050612 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0612.v1).

Abstract

Objective: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the activities of daily living using the Barthel Index, before and after the infection by SARS-COV-2 and to see if the results vary according to sex. Methods: The activities of daily living of 68 cohabiting geriatric patients, 34 men and 34 women, in 2 nursing homes were measured before and after SARS-COV-2 infection using the Barthel index. Results: The Covid 19 infection affects the performance of daily life activities in institutionalized elderly in nursing homes, and it does so especially the older the subject, regardless of sex. Conclusions: The Covid 19 pandemic, in addition to having claimed some victims, especially in the elderly population, has reduced the ability of these people to carry out their activities of daily life, considerably worsening their quality of life despite have been able to overcome the disease.

Keywords

Activities of daily living; Barthel index; SARS-COV-2

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