Patterns of functional decline at the end of life.

  title={Patterns of functional decline at the end of life.},
  author={June R Lunney and Joanne Lynn and Daniel J. Foley and Steven Lipson and Jack Guralnik},
  volume={289 18},
CONTEXT Clinicians have observed various patterns of functional decline at the end of life, but few empirical data have tested these patterns in large populations. OBJECTIVE To determine if functional decline differs among 4 types of illness trajectories: sudden death, cancer death, death from organ failure, and frailty. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Cohort analysis of data from 4 US regions in the prospective, longitudinal Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the… CONTINUE READING
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Patterns of change in physical function [abstract

  • JM Guralnik, L Ferrucci, S Volpato, EM Simonsick, LP. Fried
  • J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001;49:S12
  • 2001
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