Criterios de fragilidad en personas mayores que viven en la comunidad: Una actualización de la literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Frailty criteria among older people living in the community. An update

Evelyn Iriarte, Alejandra Ximena Araya

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Frailty is an important concept in aging research and care. Awareness of frailty signs allows healthcare workers to identify older adults at risk and design interventions to prevent their functional decline, therefore preventing adverse health outcomes. This literature review allows to identify predictors of frailty considering its physical, psychological and social domains. From the evidence found, it is possible to formulate a profile of fragile older people. Finally, future research should focus on the description of psychological and social fragility profiles, on the detection of persons likely to be fragile and finally to define precise instruments to detect fragile people, which should become the gold standards in future research.

Translated title of the contributionFrailty criteria among older people living in the community. An update
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1440-1447
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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