Table 3

Functional autonomy for the activities of daily living among hospitalized elderly distributed according to the nutritional status (n = 240).

Variables

Answers

M (n = 70)

RM (n = 89)

A (n = 81)

Chi-square


Instrumental Activity of daily living (IADL)

n

%

n

%

n

%

Phone use

Independence

20

28.6

62

69.7

66

81.5

p < 0.003

Some dependence

17

24.3

20

22.5

10

12.3

χ2 = 64.40

Complete dependence

33

47.1

7

7.9

5

6.2


Walking outside

Independence

23

32.9

53

59.6

55

67.9

p < 0.001

Some dependence

17

24.3

34

38.2

22

27.2

χ2 = 41.27

Complete dependence

30

42.9

2

2.2

4

4.9


Shopping

Independence

14

20

49

55.1

55

67.9

p < 0.001

Some dependence

17

24.3

29

32.6

19

23.5

χ2 = 61.26

Complete dependence

39

55.7

11

12.4

7

8.6


Meal preparation

Independence

17

24.3

44

49.4

60

74.1

p < 0.005

Some dependence

9

12.9

26

29.2

14

17.3

χ2 = 63.56

Complete dependence

44

62.8

19

21.3

7

8.6


Housework

Independence

14

20

41

46.1

46

56.8

p < 0.003

Some dependence

10

14.3

23

25.8

24

29.6

χ2 = 45.2

Complete dependence

46

65.7

25

28.1

11

13.6


Self-medicating

Independence

21

30

63

70.8

67

82.7

p < 0.008

Some dependence

20

28.6

19

21.3

10

12.3

χ2 = 57.7

Complete dependence

29

41.4

7

7.9

4

4.9


Handling money

Independence

14

20

51

57.3

58

71.6

p < 0.002

Some dependence

16

22.8

26

29.2

17

21

χ2 = 65.33

Complete dependence

40

57.2

12

13.5

6

7.4


Activity of daily living (ADL)

Eating

Independence

31

44.3

77

86.5

79

97.5

p < 0.001

Some dependence

30

42.9

10

11.2

2

2.5

χ2 = 67.94

Complete dependence

9

12.9

2

2.2

0

0


Dressing

Independence

28

40

80

89.9

77

95.1

p < 0.002

Some dependence

12

17.1

8

9

3

3.7

χ2 = 88.95

Complete dependence

30

42.9

1

1.1

1

1.2


Grooming

Independence

28

40

79

88.8

79

97.5

p < 0.001

Some dependence

8

11.4

8

9

1

1.2

χ2 = 94.49

Complete dependence

34

48.6

2

2.2

1

1.2


Walking

Independence

22

31.4

71

79.8

71

87.7

p < 0.002

Some dependence

17

24.3

15

16.9

9

11.1

χ2 = 83.81

Complete dependence

31

44.3

3

3.4

1

1.2


Transferring

Independence

21

30

73

82

74

91.4

p < 0.005

Some dependence

15

21.4

14

15.7

6

7.4

χ2 = 74.89

Complete dependence

34

48.6

2

2.2

1

1.2


Bathing

Independence

21

30

73

82

74

91.4

p < 0.005

Some dependence

15

21.4

14

15.7

6

7.4

χ2 = 74.89

Complete dependence

34

48.6

2

2.2

1

1.2


Toileting

Independence

22

31.4

72

80.9

75

92.6

p < 0.007

Some dependence

16

22.9

15

16.9

6

7.4

χ2 = 55.79

Complete dependence

32

45.7

2

2.2

0

0


D = Malnourished; RM = Risk of malnourishment; A = Adequate

Oliveira et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:54   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-54

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