A study of the impact of influenza on the functional status of frail older people.

@article{Barker1998ASO,
  title={A study of the impact of influenza on the functional status of frail older people.},
  author={William H. Barker and Hannah Borisute and Christopher Cox},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 6},
  pages={645-50}
}
BACKGROUND Excess hospitalization and death are well-known impacts of influenza on older people; however, little is known regarding the impact of influenza on functional status. We hypothesized that frail older people are at risk of functional decline as an outcome of influenza. OBJECTIVE To measure the effect of acute influenza on the physical and mental status of older patients residing in nursing homes. METHODS Our study was conducted in 6 nursing homes that participated in the Medicare… CONTINUE READING

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