Repressives Coping in Berichten von Geriatrischen Patienten - Einfluss auf Angaben zur Sturzangst

Translated title of the contribution: Repressive coping in geriatric patients' reports - Impact on fear of falling

Klaus Hauer, Anna Denise Tremmel, Heribert Ramroth, Mathias Pfisterer, Chris Todd, Peter Oster, Matthias Schuler

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    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. © 2008 Spinger.
    Translated title of the contributionRepressive coping in geriatric patients' reports - Impact on fear of falling
    Original languageGerman
    Pages (from-to)137-144
    Number of pages7
    JournalZeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


    • Emotional status
    • Falls
    • Fear of falling
    • Patient reports
    • Repressive coping


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