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The role of physical frailty independent components on increased disabilities in institutionalized older women

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posted on 16.07.2020, 12:18 by GE Furtado, R Letieri, A Caldo, M Patricio, M Loureiro, Eef HogervorstEef Hogervorst, JP Ferreira, AM Teixeira
The purpose of this study was to identify the independent components of physical frailty that most influence disability indicators in institutionalized older women. A cross-sectional study with 319 participants (81.96±7.89 years old) was performed. Disability was assessed through dynamic and static balance tests, activities of daily life and falls risk screen. Fried physical frailty protocol was used to access physical frailty. The frail subgroup displayed the weakest results for all disability indicators (p < 0.05). Regression analysis showed that in the two models tested, low physical activity levels and slowness were the physical frailty independent components that better associated with the disability indicators. More studies with larger samples will help to better understand the independent relationship of each physical frailty component with disability outcomes and assist to design a co-adjuvant treatment to reverse physical frailty.

Funding

PRIDE - Promoting Independance in Dementia

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Translational Medicine @ UniSa

Volume

19

Issue

4

Pages

17 - 26

Publisher

Università degli Studi di Salerno

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© Università degli Studi di Salerno

Publisher statement

Reproduced with permission of the publisher

Publication date

2019-01-01

ISSN

2239-9747

Language

en

Location

Italy

Depositor

Prof Eef Hogervorst . Deposit date: 15 July 2020