Effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment on physical fitness in an acute medical setting for frail elderly patients

@inproceedings{hlund2017EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment on physical fitness in an acute medical setting for frail elderly patients},
  author={Kristina {\AA}hlund and Maria B{\"a}ck and Birgitta {\"O}berg and Niklas Ekerstad},
  booktitle={Clinical interventions in aging},
  year={2017}
}
Introduction Frail elderly people often use emergency care. During hospitalization, physical decline is common, implying an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) has been shown to be beneficial for these patients in hospital care. However, there is very limited evidence about the effects on physical fitness. The aim was to compare effects on physical fitness in the acute care of frail elderly patients at a CGA unit versus conventional care, 3 months… CONTINUE READING
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