A global clinical measure of fitness and frailty in elderly people
- Physical Activity and Mortality in Frail, Community-Living Elderly Patients. Landi, Francesco; Cesari, Matteo; Onder, Graziano; Lattanzio, Fabrizia; Gravina, Ester Manes; Bernabei, Roberto // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Aug2004, Vol. 59A Issue 8, p833
Background. The authors describe the prevalence of moderate-intensity physical activity in a population of older persons living in the community. In addition, they explore the relationship between physical activity and mortality. Methods. In this longitudinal observational study, the authors...
- Effect of Exercise Using a Horse-Riding Simulator on Physical Ability of Frail Seniors. MITANI, YASUHIRO; DOI, KAZUYA; YANO, TORU; SAKAMAKI, EIJI; MUKAI, KOUICHI; SHINOMIYA, YOUICHI; KIMURA, TETSUHIKO // Journal of Physical Therapy Science;2008, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p177
The article presents information on a study conducted on the effect of exercise using a horse-riding simulator on the physical ability of frail seniors. It is stated that seniors should participate in an exercise program to improve their physical ability. It is mentioned that exercise using a...
- Health promotion in older adults. Struck, Bryan D.; Ross, Karen M. // Geriatrics;May2006, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p22
Some degree of physical activity is always preferable to a sedentary lifestyle. For home bound elderly, with limited mobility and strength, physical activity should be focused on "functional fitness" such as performing activities of daily living, transfers, and mobility. Progressive resistance...
- Something About Frailty. Morley, John E.; Perry III, H. Mitchell; Miller, Douglas K. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Nov2002, Vol. 57A Issue 11, pM698
Editorial. Provides information on frailty which indicates older persons at increased risk for morbidity and mortality. Intrinsic factors responsible for the pathogenesis of frailty; Social factors which determine frailty's severity; Precursor conditions that can lead to the major determinants...
- Conceptualisation and Measurement of Frailty in Elderly People. Rockwood, K.; Hogan, D.B.; MacKnight, C. // Drugs & Aging;2000, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p295
The use of the term â€˜frailtyâ€™ has shown tremendous growth in the last 15 years, but this has not been accompanied by a widely accepted definition, let alone agreed-upon measures. In this paper, we review approaches to the definition and measurement of frailty and discuss the...
- Putting function first. KritchevskY, S.; Williamson, J. // Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging;May2014, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p467
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses the Geriatric Frailty Clinic for older adults who are at risk of disability.
- frail older people: participation in care. Tutton, Elizabeth // Nursing Older People;Nov2003, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p18
The article describes an action research project designed to explore the views of patients and staff on the participation of frail older people in their care in Great Britain. The process of negotiation involved working through daily plans of care and balancing patients' wishes with the staff's...
- How effective are ROM exercises in frail elderly? // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor;02/13/97, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p6
Looks at a study published in the `Journal of the American Medical Association' which evaluated the effectiveness of physical rehabilitation for very frail elderly nursing home residents. Components of the physical therapy; Lack of significant improvement in the physical therapy group.
- Share good care. Leifer, Dina // Nursing Standard;8/24/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 50, p26
Although around two thirds of hospital patients are aged 65 and over, services are not always geared to their particular needs. Now 40 projects are up and running around the country to improve situation. INSET: Bite-size education makes a difference.