User menu

Polypharmacy in a Belgian cohort of community-dwelling oldest old (80+).

Bibliographic reference Wauters, Maarten ; Elseviers, Monique ; Vaes, Bert ; Degryse, Jean-Marie ; Dalleur, Olivia ; et. al. Polypharmacy in a Belgian cohort of community-dwelling oldest old (80+).. In: Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol. 71, no. 3, p. 158-166 (2016)
Permanent URL
  1. Gerkens S, Health Syst Transit [Internet], 12, 1 (2010)
  2. Bureau F planning. Demographic prospects 2013–2060 [Internet]. Brussels; 2013 [cited 2014 Oct 31]. Available from
  3. Willemé Peter, The Long-Term Care System for the Elderly in Belgium, 10.2139/ssrn.2033672
  4. Sermeus W, Health Services Research (HSR) [Internet] (2010)
  5. Crimmins Eileen M., Trends in the Health of the Elderly, 10.1146/annurev.publhealth.25.102802.124401
  6. Fulton MM, J Am Acad Nurse Pract, 17, 132 (2002)
  7. Wolff Jennifer L., Starfield Barbara, Anderson Gerard, Prevalence, Expenditures, and Complications of Multiple Chronic Conditions in the Elderly, 10.1001/archinte.162.20.2269
  8. Shi Shaojun, Mörike Klaus, Klotz Ulrich, The clinical implications of ageing for rational drug therapy, 10.1007/s00228-007-0422-1
  9. Gurwitz Jerry H, Field Terry S, Avorn Jerry, McCormick Danny, Jain Shailavi, Eckler Marie, Benser Marcia, Edmondson Amy C, Bates David W, Incidence and preventability of adverse drug events in nursing homes, 10.1016/s0002-9343(00)00451-4
  10. Wester Karin, Jönsson Anna K., Spigset Olav, Druid Henrik, Hägg Staffan, Incidence of fatal adverse drug reactions: a population based study, 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2007.03064.x
  11. Linjakumpu Tarja, Hartikainen Sirpa, Klaukka Timo, Veijola Juha, Kivelä Sirkka-Liisa, Isoaho Raimo, Use of medications and polypharmacy are increasing among the elderly, 10.1016/s0895-4356(02)00411-0
  12. Bahat Gulistan, Tufan Fatih, Bahat Zumrut, Aydin Yucel, Tufan Asli, Akpinar Timur Selcuk, Erten Nilgun, Karan Mehmet Akif, Assessments of functional status, comorbidities, polypharmacy, nutritional status and sarcopenia in Turkish community-dwelling male elderly, 10.3109/13685538.2013.771329
  13. Morandi Alessandro, Bellelli Giuseppe, Vasilevskis Eduard E., Turco Renato, Guerini Fabio, Torpilliesi Tiziana, Speciale Salvatore, Emiliani Valeria, Gentile Simona, Schnelle John, Trabucchi Marco, Predictors of Rehospitalization Among Elderly Patients Admitted to a Rehabilitation Hospital: The Role of Polypharmacy, Functional Status, and Length of Stay, 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.03.013
  14. Mand Peter, Roth Katharina, Biertz Frank, Kersting Markus, Kruschinski Carsten, Schmiemann Guido, Hummers-Pradier Eva, Drug-disease interaction in elderly patients in family practice, 10.5414/cp202003
  15. Husson N., Watfa G., Laurain M. -C., Perret-Guillaume C., Niemier J. -Y., Miget P., Benetos Athanase, Characteristics of polymedicated (≥ 4) elderly: A survey in a community-dwelling population aged 60 years and over, 10.1007/s12603-013-0337-8
  16. Jyrkkä Johanna, Enlund Hannes, Lavikainen Piia, Sulkava Raimo, Hartikainen Sirpa, Association of polypharmacy with nutritional status, functional ability and cognitive capacity over a three-year period in an elderly population, 10.1002/pds.2116
  17. Barat I., Andreasen F., Damsgaard E. M. S., The consumption of drugs by 75-year-old individuals living in their own homes, 10.1007/s002280000157
  18. Vaes Bert, Pasquet Agnes, Wallemacq Pierre, Rezzoug Nawel, Mekouar Hassan, Olivier Pierre-Alexandre, Legrand Delphine, Matheï Catharina, Van Pottelbergh Gijs, Degryse Jan, The BELFRAIL (BFC80+) study: a population-based prospective cohort study of the very elderly in Belgium, 10.1186/1471-2318-10-39
  19. Boeckxstaens P, Eur J Gen Pract [Internet], 1 (2014)
  20. Miller Mark D., Paradis Cynthia F., Houck Patricia R., Mazumdar Sati, Stack Jacqueline A., Rifai A.Hind, Mulsant Benoit, Reynolds Charles F., Rating chronic medical illness burden in geropsychiatric practice and research: Application of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale, 10.1016/0165-1781(92)90005-n
  21. Hudon C, J Clin Epidemiol [Internet], 60, 212 (2007)
  22. Katz S., Downs T. D., Cash H. R., Grotz R. C., Progress in Development of the Index of ADL, 10.1093/geront/10.1_part_1.20
  23. VOORRIPS LAURA E., RAVELLI ANITA C. J., DONGELMANS PETRA C. A., DEURENBERG PAUL, VAN STAVEREN WIJA A., A physical activity questionnaire for the elderly : , 10.1249/00005768-199108000-00015
  24. Stel Vianda S, Smit Johannes H, Pluijm Saskia.M.F, Visser Marjolein, Deeg Dorly J.H, Lips Paul, Comparison of the LASA Physical Activity Questionnaire with a 7-day diary and pedometer, 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2003.07.008
  25. Folstein Marshal F., Folstein Susan E., McHugh Paul R., “Mini-mental state”, 10.1016/0022-3956(75)90026-6
  26. Crum Rosa M., Population-Based Norms for the Mini-Mental State Examination by Age and Educational Level, 10.1001/jama.1993.03500180078038
  27. Sheikh JI, Clin Gerontol A Guid to Assess Interv [Internet], 5, 165 (1986)
  28. Mitchell Alex J., Bird Vicky, Rizzo Maria, Meader Nick, Diagnostic validity and added value of the geriatric depression scale for depression in primary care: A meta-analysis of GDS30 and GDS15, 10.1016/j.jad.2009.08.019
  29. Jyrkkä Johanna, Enlund Hannes, Korhonen Maarit J., Sulkava Raimo, Hartikainen Sirpa, Patterns of Drug Use and Factors Associated with Polypharmacy and Excessive Polypharmacy in Elderly Persons : Results of the Kuopio 75+ Study: A Cross-Sectional Analysis, 10.2165/00002512-200926060-00006
  30. 10.1002/hup.v26.1
  31. 10.1002/pds.v19:10
  32. Hoeck Sarah, Van der Heyden Johan, Geerts Joanna, Van Hal Guido, Equity in GP and specialist contacts by older persons in Belgium, 10.1007/s00038-012-0431-4
  33. Van Der Heyden J, Contacts with general practitioners (2008)
  34. De Wolf J, Clin Pharmacol Biopharm [Internet], 3, 2 (2014)
  35. Kaufman DW, Recent patterns of medication use in the ambulatory adult population of the United States, 287, 337 (2014)
  36. 10.1111/bcp.2014.77.issue-6
  37. Mannucci Pier Mannuccio, , Nobili Alessandro, Multimorbidity and polypharmacy in the elderly: lessons from REPOSI, 10.1007/s11739-014-1124-1
  38. Kimura Ken, Yasunaga Akitomo, Wang Li-Qun, Correlation between moderate daily physical activity and neurocognitive variability in healthy elderly people, 10.1016/j.archger.2012.10.004
  39. Chan Ding-Cheng (Derrick), Hao Yi-Ting, Wu Shwu-Chong, Polypharmacy among Disabled Taiwanese Elderly : A Longitudinal Observational Study, 10.2165/00002512-200926040-00005
  40. Hoeck S., Van Hal G., Unhealthy drinking in the Belgian elderly population: prevalence and associated characteristics, 10.1093/eurpub/cks152