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The present survey reveals that long-term care of many patients will require resources and dear planning, especially since over half of the patients had additional chronic co-morbid disease such as diabetes, hypertension or HIV and over a third had a Karnofsky Performance Scale rating of <50%.
The use of the Karnofsky Performance Scale in determining outcomes and risk in geriatric outpatients.
The results showed that the Meriva group had a statistically significant reduction in all primary clinical end-points, WOMAC score, Karnofsky Performance Scale and the treadmill walking performance test.