Frailty and its Correlates in Older Adults: A Challenging and Preventable Geriatric Syndrome


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Varan H. , KILIÇ M., Kizilarslanoglu M. C. , Dogrul R. T. , Arik G., Kara O., ...More

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.42, no.2, pp.150-156, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2019.26504
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-156
  • Keywords: Frailty, related factors, older adults, fried, Edmonton, TOTAL CHOLESTEROL, SHORT-FORM, PREVALENCE, POPULATION, INDEX, VALIDATION, OUTCOMES

Abstract

Objective: Frailty syndrome, defined as increased vulnerability to stressors, is an important cause of the negative health consequences of older adults. Defining related factors and struggling with these factors can be an important way for the prevention of frailty. This study aims to investigate the related factors of frailty using comprehensive geriatric assessment in community dwelled older adults attended the geriatric medicine outpatient clinic.