Poor Muscle Strength and Low Physical Activity Are the Most Prevalent Frailty Components in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

@article{Papiol2016PoorMS,
  title={Poor Muscle Strength and Low Physical Activity Are the Most Prevalent Frailty Components in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.},
  author={M{\`o}nica Papiol and Mateu Serra-Prat and Jakov Vico and N Jerez and Nora Salvador and Montse Garcia and M A Camps and X Alpiste and Joseph Lopez},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={363-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of five physical frailty phenotype components and to assess the relationship between them and other clinical factors. METHOD A population-based cross-sectional study was performed. Subjects 75 years and older were randomly selected from primary care databases (with sampling stratified by gender). Physical frailty phenotypes were assessed using Fried's criteria. Sociodemographic data, comorbidities, nutritional status, and functional capacity were assessed… CONTINUE READING
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