The impact of anaemia on functioning in older people in a rural population in South West Uganda.
Mugisha, Joseph O.
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Information on the impact of anaemia on functioning among older people in Africa is important in terms of identifying targets for intervention and evaluating the impact of treatment programmes for anaemia among the older people. Anaemia has been associated with a number of negative consequences in older people (Guralnik et al, 2004; Thein et al, 2009). These negative effects can occur because of the adverse effects of anaemia itself or from an underlying disease that caused the anaemia. In Africa, these underlying conditions include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), malaria and hookworm infection and other prevalent infectious diseases (Balarajan et al, 2011).
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