Screening for and managing the person with frailty in primary care: ICFSR consensus guidelines
Ruiz J.G., Dent E., Morley J.E., Merchant R.A., Beilby J., Beard J., Tripathy C., Sorin M., Andrieu S., Aprahamian I., Arai H., Aubertin-Leheudre M., Bauer J.M., Cesari M., Chen L.-K., Cruz-Jentoft A.J., De Souto Barreto P., Dong B., Ferrucci L., Fielding R., Flicker L., Lundy J., Reginster J.Y., Rodriguez-Mañas L., Rolland Y., Sanford A.M., Sinclair A.J., Viña J., Waters D.L., Won C.W., Woo J., Vellas B.
JournalVulnerable people Primary health care Medical screening Chronic diseases Older people
Frailty is now a well-recognized and common syndrome among older persons. Frailty is a syndrome which increases the risk of an older person to develop disability or to die when exposed either to physical or psychosocial stressors. Although frailty, disability and multimorbidity often coexist and interact, they are distinct and separate concepts. Growing evidence suggests that each of these interrelated conditions is preventable and their associated complications manageable. However, early identification is imperative as once disability and multimorbidity occur, frailty in less likely to be prevented or reversed. As such it should be distinguished from persons with disability in their activities of daily living.
The authors, 2020
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