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Table 3 Functional autonomy for the activities of daily living among hospitalized elderly distributed according to the nutritional status (n = 240).

From: Nutritional status and functional capacity of hospitalized elderly

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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 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 χ 2 = 55.79
  Complete dependence 32 45.7 2 2.2 0 0  
  1. D = Malnourished; RM = Risk of malnourishment; A = Adequate