Salivary cortisol and frailty syndrome in elderly residents of long-stay institutions: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Holanda2012SalivaryCA,
  title={Salivary cortisol and frailty syndrome in elderly residents of long-stay institutions: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Cristina Marques de Almeida Holanda and Ricardo Oliveira Guerra and Patr{\'i}cia Vidal de Negreiros N{\'o}brega and Herman Ferreira Costa and M{\'a}rcia Regina Piuvezam and {\'A}lvaro Campos Cavalcanti Maciel},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={e146-51}
}
Analyze the relationship between frailty and cortisol in elderly residents of long-stay institutions. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the city of João Pessoa-PB-Brazil, on a sample of residents of long-stay institutions. Data were collected on frailty phenotype (weight loss, fatigue, slowness, weakness and low physical activity) and salivary cortisol (first measurement between 6 and 7a.m.; second measurement between 11 and 12a.m.; third measurement between 4 and 5p.m.). Statistical… CONTINUE READING

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