Santé et besoins en soins des personnes âgées: différences liées au genre [Health status and care giving needs in the elderly: gender related differences].

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serval:BIB_055B968D7E4E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Santé et besoins en soins des personnes âgées: différences liées au genre [Health status and care giving needs in the elderly: gender related differences].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Doser Joz-Roland N., Monod-Zorzi S.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Volume
6
Number
257
Pages
1458-1460
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Abstract
The health status and need for care differ depending on the gender. The most notable differences are life expectancy, life expectancy in good health and the prevalence of geriatric syndromes or chronic illnesses. Some social health determinants (social isolation or financial precariousness) seem to act as risk factors for vulnerability, mostly amongst old or very old women. Through some examples of differences between men and women in terms of health and caregiving needs, this article tries to heighten the awareness of health professionals to a gender based approach of the elderly patient in order to promote the best possible equity in healthcare.
Keywords
Aged, Female, Health Services Needs and Demand, Health Status, Humans, Life Expectancy, Male, Men's Health, Socioeconomic Factors, Women's Health
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