Ana Carolina Patrício de Albuquerque Sousa

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INTRODUCTION Frailty syndrome in the elderly, characterized by decreased physiological reserves, is associated with increased risk of disability and high vulnerability to morbidity and mortality. This study is part of a multicenter project on Frailty in Elderly Brazilians (REDE FIBRA). AIMS To investigate characteristics, prevalence and associated factors(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines the associations between lifecourse adversity and physical performance in old age in different societies of North and South America and Europe. METHODS We used data from the baseline survey of the International Study of Mobility in Aging, conducted in: Kingston (Canada), Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada), Natal (Brazil), Manizales(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE C-reactive protein (CRP) is a widely used cardiovascular risk marker, but questions remain about its role in the disability process in old age. This study examines the associations between CRP levels and physical performance in old age in different societies. METHODS data were collected during the baseline survey of IMIAS in 2012(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest potential associations between childhood adversity and chronic inflammation at older ages. Our aim is to compare associations between childhood health, social and economic adversity and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in populations of older adults living in different countries. METHODS We used the 2012(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare diurnal cortisol profiles across samples of older adults from diverse populations and to examine if differences in circadian cortisol secretion are associated with poor physical performance (SPPB<9). METHODS Data were collected during the baseline survey of the International Mobility in Aging Study conducted in 2012 in Kingston(More)
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