Objective: to describe the influence of comorbidity and frailty in the quality of life of women aged 65 years or older. Method: a narrative review was conducted. Bibliographic search was conducted in the CINAHL and PubMed databases from January 2010 until November, 2020. The key words used were: "frail elderly", "comorbidity" and "quality of life". The combination ("Frail Elderly"[Mesh] AND "Comorbidity"[Mesh]) AND "Quality of Life"[Mesh] was used at PubMed. The key words "quality of life" and "comorbidity" and "frail elderly" were used at CINAHL". Criteria: English and Spanish languages; women, primarily; >64-year-old; subject of the study Results: in total, 116 articles were found in CINAHL and 80 articles in PubMed; 37 were selected out of these, highlighting frailty and comorbidity as an incidence in quality of life. Frailty is multidimensional, and can be detected through comprehensive geriatric evaluation. Frailty has impact on quality of life; therefore, it is necessary to enhance the quality of life through prevention and adequate treatments. The lower the comorbidity, the higher the quality of life. Frailty and comorbidity in women of advanced age are predictors associated with higher risk of death. Discussion: comorbidity and frailty have impact on quality of life. Women aged 65 years or older are a population requiring higher care, and more healthcare and social resources; these factors are essential to lead a good quality of life at a reasonable cost.
|Translated title of the contribution||Influence of comorbidity and frailty in the quality of life of women aged 65 years or older|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Metas de Enfermeria|
|Publication status||Published - May 2021|
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