Frailty assessment in the geriatric outpatient clinic.

  title={Frailty assessment in the geriatric outpatient clinic.},
  author={Hidong Kim and Patricia A Higgins and David H Canaday and Chris J. Burant and Thomas R. Hornick},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  volume={14 1},
AIM Frailty is a common phenomenon in geriatric patients. In the present translational research study, we assessed two frailty instruments (Fried 2001; Gill 2002), comparing the usefulness and scoring classifications for frailty screening in an academically affiliated geriatrics clinic. METHODS Assessment was completed on 162 male veterans (mean age 83.7 years, 57% African American) enrolled in a geriatric clinic. The instruments' component criteria, which are well known to gerontological… CONTINUE READING

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