Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/54431
Title: Monitoring and Intervention Technologies to Manage Diabetic Older Persons: The CAPACITY Case-A Pilot Study
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Biomedical Research Foundation, Getafe University Hospital, Getafe, Spain.
Centre for Biomedical Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Geriatrics Service, Getafe University Hospital, Getafe, Spain.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus
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Issue Date: 13-May-2020
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Citation: Pérez-Rodríguez R, Guevara-Guevara T, Moreno-Sánchez PA, Villalba-Mora E, Valdés-Aragonés M, Oviedo-Briones M, Carnicero JA, Rodríguez-Mañas L. Monitoring and Intervention Technologies to Manage Diabetic Older Persons: The CAPACITY Case-A Pilot Study. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020 May 13;11:300. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2020.00300.
Abstract: Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease with a high prevalence among older people, and it is related to an increased risk of functional and cognitive decline, in addition to classic micro and macrovascular disease and a moderate increase in the risk of death. Technology aimed to improve elder care and quality of life needs to focus in the early detection of decline, monitoring the functional evolution of the individuals and providing ways to foster physical activity, to recommend adequate nutritional habits and to control polypharmacy. But apart from all these core features, some other elements or modules covering disease-specific needs should be added to complement care. In the case of diabetes these functionalities could include control mechanisms for blood glucose and cardiovascular risk factors, specific nutritional recommendations, suited physical activity programs, diabetes-specific educational contents, and self-care recommendations. This research work focuses on those core aspects of the technology, leaving out disease-specific modules. These central technological components have been developed within the scope of two research and innovation projects (FACET and POSITIVE, funded by the EIT-Health), that revolve around the provision of integrated, continuous and coordinated care to frail older population, who are at a high risk of functional decline. Obtained results indicate that a geriatric multimodal intervention is effective for preventing functional decline and for reducing the use of healthcare resources if administered to diabetic pre-frail and frail older persons. And if such intervention is supported by the CAPACITY technological ecosystem, it becomes more efficient.
PMID: 32528409
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/54431
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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