Original ArticlesFunctional Impairment in Older Adults With Bipolar DisorderComes, Mercè RN, MSc, PsyN*; Rosa, Adriane PhD†‡§; Reinares, Maria PhD*; Torrent, Carla PhD*; Vieta, Eduard MD, PhD*Author Information *Bipolar Disorders Program, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Centro de Investigación en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Spain; †Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre; ‡Department of Pharmacology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre; and §Bipolar Disorders Program and INCT for Translational Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Send reprint requests to Eduard Vieta, MD, PhD, Bipolar Disorders Unit, Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, 9-0, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain. E-mail: [email protected]. Authors contributions: M. C., M. R., C. T., and A. R. carried out the collection of data. M. C. and A. R. performed the data analysis and interpretation. M. C., A. R., and M. R. drafted the manuscript. M. C. and A. R. performed the design of the study. E. V. conceived of the study and participated in its design and coordination. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: June 2017 - Volume 205 - Issue 6 - p 443-447 doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000683 Buy Erratum Metrics Abstract Data describing bipolar disorder in older adults people are scarce, particularly with regard to functional status. This observational, comparative study assessed psychosocial functioning in 33 euthymic older adults with bipolar disorder compared with 30 healthy controls. In addition, we evaluated the association between clinical variables and poor functioning in the patient group. The mean age of the group was 68.70 years. Patients with bipolar disorder experienced poorer psychosocial functioning (19.15 ± 11.36) than healthy controls (5.17 ± 3.72; p = 0.0001), as assessed using the Functioning Assessment Short Test. Significant differences between the groups were found for specific domains of functioning: autonomy, occupational functioning, cognitive functioning, financial issues, and interpersonal relationships (p = 0.0001, respectively). The largest variation was observed in overall functioning (Cohen’s d = 0.63). The number of previous hospitalizations was strongly associated with poor overall functioning (F = 7.217, p = 0.002). Older patients with bipolar disorder had a greater functional impairment than the healthy control group. Implementation of novel rehabilitation models is critical to help patients manage their illness. Erratum Via this erratum, Comes et al. acknowledge their article was funded by the PI12/01880 project. The project is integrated into the National R&D&I Plan and co-financed by the ISCIII-Genral Evaluation Subdirection and the European Regional Development Background (FEDER). The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 207(6):522, June 2019. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.