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Biopsychosocial characteristics were recorded and the Tinetti gait and balance test was performed in all patients reporting falls.

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However, in the above study 9 the average age was higher and caregiver reports were considered, which may have influenced the results and caused them to differ from the present findings. Fisioter Pesqui ;16 2: Texto Contexto Enferm ;21 4: Quality of life of elderly persons treated at the HUJBB geriatric outpatient clinic by frailty group. Most elders admitted to the hospital are classified in the superior categories of the RUG-T18 system and have severe mental and functional limitations.

The Kruskal-Wallis nonparametric analysis of variance test was used to compare the groups for gender, FC, perception of health and history of falls. In general, while the latter domain provided the lowest score among the elderly, these individuals retained their functional independence. However, unintentional weight loss was less frequent.

The domain death and dying displayed a coping capacity in relation to death, and a greater concern about the risk of suffering that precedes it. Muscle weakness and physical inactivity were most striking in the development of frailty, which was associated with worse QOL and FC, despite most seniors be independent.

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While this finding agreed with the aforementioned geriatrla, 1931 there was no difference between FR and NF and between PF and NF individuals, ggeriatria that even elderly individuals not at risk of frailty may have a negative opinion of their health, or in other words, in this sample perception of health was not decisive for frailty and vice versa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.


Daily life activities showed that help was required for sphincter control in 46 per cent of patients, for feeding in 44 per cent and for mobilization in 64 per cent 28 per cent of patients required help from two or more people. The highest criteria of phenotype were muscle weakness and physical inactivity. However, there are differences between the present study and other works 2123 regarding the argument that frail elderly persons display an incapacity for ADL.

Tiempo nuevo para el adulto mayor: Epidemiologia e o Envelhecimento no Brasil.

Population aging, which is a major phenomenon in Brazil, is related to an increase in chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes, such as the syndrome of frailty. Although literature has identified a relationship between a history of falls and frailty, 33 this was not observed in this sample, as there was no difference between the F, PF and NF groups. These data are important for early detection of determinants of frailty, since the criteria discussed here are reversible.

The study consisted of a sample of elderly persons with a mean age of Modificacion en el aparato osteoarticular by Sergio Jacobelli Gabrielli 1 edition published in in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide. Further studies employing specific scales to each of these CF domains to confirm such evidence are suggested. In terms of educational level, Prevalence and factors associated with frailty in an older population from the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Prevencion y cuidado de la salud bucal by Vicente Aranguiz Freyhofer 1 edition published in in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide.


Falls among elders occur mainly outside of home, in subjects older than 75 years old, functionally dependent and with an important involvement of extrinsic factors. A negative perception of health is strongly associated not only with the development of the syndrome of frailty, but also with high rates of morbidity and mortality.

An observational, cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was performed.

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Falling two or more times versus one time during the last six gerohtologia was statistically associated with an age over 75, an absence of periodic physical activity, functional impairments, three or more chronic diseases, neurological diseases and with living alone, among other variables.

To geronhologia the results of RUG-T18 classification of elderly patients admitted to an university hospital. Geriatric assessment showed that, sincethe proportion of elders with greater functional derangement increased from 18 to 28 per cent, and the proportion of those with mental disturbances from 4 to 12 per cent, specially among those over 75 years old.

All the subjects had at least one comorbidity Table 1the most common of which were visual disorders A total of Untangling the concepts of gedontologia, frailty and comorbidity: Power M, Schmidt S.

The international physical activity questionnaire: Dimensions and correlates of quality of life according to frailty gerixtria October 26, ; Accepted: Physical activity, as well as the control of environmental risks, could be protective factors against recurrent falls AU.

The assessments were made by a single trained researcher based on the parameters determined by literature.