Importance of cognitive assessment as part of the "Kihon Checklist" developed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for prediction of frailty at a 2-year follow up.

@article{Fukutomi2013ImportanceOC,
  title={Importance of cognitive assessment as part of the "Kihon Checklist" developed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for prediction of frailty at a 2-year follow up.},
  author={E riko Fukutomi and Kiyohito Okumiya and Taizo Wada and Ryota L. Sakamoto and Yasuko Ishimoto and Yumi Kimura and Yoriko Kasahara and Wen-ling Chen and Hissei Imai and Michiko Fujisawa and Kuniaki Otuka and K ozo Matsubayashi},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          654-62
        }
}
AIM To investigate which category in the "Kihon Checklist" developed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare can predict functional decline for community-dwelling elderly people at a 2-year follow up. METHOD We compared comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) between "specified elderly individuals" at high risk of requiring long-term care insurance (LTCI) and "uncertified elderly people" (neither certified under LTCI nor "specified"), and also compared CGA between the risk… CONTINUE READING
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