Prognostic significance of potential frailty criteria.

  title={Prognostic significance of potential frailty criteria.},
  author={Marc D. Rothman and Linda S Leo-Summers and Thomas M. Gill},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={56 12},
OBJECTIVES To determine the independent prognostic effect of seven potential frailty criteria, including five from the Fried phenotype, on several adverse outcomes. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Greater New Haven, Connecticut. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred fifty-four initially nondisabled, community-living persons aged 70 and older. MEASUREMENTS An assessment of seven potential frailty criteria (slow gait speed, low physical activity, weight loss, exhaustion, weakness, cognitive… CONTINUE READING