Clinical manifestations. Failure to thrive in the elderly.

  title={Clinical manifestations. Failure to thrive in the elderly.},
  author={E E Osato and J Takano Stone and Susan L. De Phillips and Dietrich Winne},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  volume={19 8},
1. Failure to thrive (FTT) is a diagnosis used with increasing frequency in the acute care setting. The purpose of this study was to determine how the diagnosis of FTT was being applied to the geriatric population. 2. FTT was used in the study population to describe the general deterioration seen in patients with chronic or incurable illnesses. Many patients were near the terminal stage. The diagnosis was not used specifically for the geriatric population; there was a lack of specificity in the… CONTINUE READING