An operational definition of frailty predicted death, hip fracture, and hospitalization in older women: COMMENTARY
- An operational definition of frailty predicted death, hip fracture, and hospitalization in older women. // ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p23
This article focuses on a study conducted to predict death, hip fracture, and hospitalization in older women. A prospective cohort study was conducted on 40,657 women 65 to 79 years of age who did not have Parkinson disease and did not take medication for Parkinson disease or depression and were...
- HÃ©tÃ©rogÃ©nÃ©itÃ© des gÃ©nÃ©rations et Ã¢ge extrÃªme de la vie. BARBI, Elisabetta; CASELLI, Graziella; VALLIN, Jacques // Population (00324663);jan/fev2003, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p45
Recent gains in life expectancy among the elderly have noticeably contributed to increasing average life expectancy in developed countries. The old and oldest old are reaching thresholds that were unthinkable 30 or 40 years ago. Are recent gains due to increased longevity among a growing...
- Frailty in Older Adults: Evidence for a Phenotype. Fried, Linda P.; Tangen, Catherine M. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Mar2001, Vol. 56 Issue 3, pM146
Presents a study which provided a potential standardized definition of frailty in community-dwelling older adults. Methodology; Results; Discussion.
- Medtoc. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Sep2013, Vol. 68 Issue 9, pNP
The article presents the table of contents for the "Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences," which includes articles on the decline in health for older adults, frailty and incident dementia, and mortality and functional status in older women suffering from gynecological cancer.
- Frailty. Fernandes, Tanya // Nursing Standard;9/21/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p56
The article presents a quiz on frailty among older patients.
- The Lausanne cohort Lc65+: a population-based prospective study of the manifestations, determinants and outcomes of frailty. Santos-Eggimann, Brigitte; Karmaniola, Athanassia; Seematter-Bagnoud, Laurence; Spagnoli, Jacques; Büla, Christophe; Cornuz, Jacques; Rodondi, Nicolas; Vollenweider, Peter; Waeber, Gérard; Pécoud, Alain // BMC Geriatrics;2008, Vol. 8, Special section p1
Background: Frailty is a relatively new geriatric concept referring to an increased vulnerability to stressors. Various definitions have been proposed, as well as a range of multidimensional instruments for its measurement. More recently, a frailty phenotype that predicts a range of adverse...
- Substantia nigra hyperechogenicity in depressive subjects relates to motor asymmetry and impaired word fluency. Hoeppner, Jacqueline; Prudente-Morrissey, Lara; Herpertz, Sabine Christiane; Benecke, Reiner; Walter, Uwe // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;Mar2009, Vol. 259 Issue 2, p92
Substantia nigra hyperechogenicity (SNH) is a characteristic transcranial sonography (TCS) finding in Parkinsonï¿½s disease (PD). SNH, found also in about 10% of healthy adults, was related to a subclinical malfunction of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system on positron emission tomography...
- Phenotype of Frailty: Characterization in the Women's Health and Aging Studies. Bandeen-Roche, Karen; Qian-Li Xue; Ferrucci, Luigi; Walston, Jeremy; Guralnik, Jack M.; Chaves, Paulo; Zeger, Scott L.; Fried, Linda P. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Mar2006, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p262
Background. "Frailty" is an adverse, primarily gerontologic, health condition regarded as frequent with aging and having severe consequences. Although clinicians claim that the extremes of frailty can be easily recognized, a standardized definition of frailty has proved elusive until recently....
- Contribution of Frailty Markers in Explaining Differences Among Individuals in Five Samples of Older Persons. Sourial, Nadia; Bergman, Howard; Karunananthan, Sathya; Wolfson, Christina; Guralnik, Jack; Payette, Hélène; Gutierrez-Robledo, Luis; Deeg, Dorly J. H.; Fletcher, John D.; Puts, Maria T. E.; Zhu, Bin; Béland, François // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Nov2012, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p1197
Background. There has been little research on the relative importance of frailty markers. The objective was to investigate the association among seven frailty domains (nutrition, physical activity, mobility, strength, energy, cognition, and mood) and their relative contribution in explaining...