Frailty Screening and Interventions: Considerations for Clinical Practice

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Abstract

Frailty is recognized as a cornerstone of geriatric medicine. It increases the risk of geriatric syndromes and adverse health outcomes in older and vulnerable populations. Although multiple screening instruments have been developed and validated to improve feasibility in clinical practice, frequent lack of agreement between frailty instruments has slowed broad implementation of these tools. Despite this, interventions to improve frailty-related health outcomes developed to date include exercise, nutrition, multicomponent interventions, and individually tailored geriatric care models. Possible strategies to prevent frailty include lifestyle or behavioral interventions, proper nutrition, and increased activity levels and social engagement.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages25-38
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Clinical
  • Frailty
  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Frailty Screening and Interventions : Considerations for Clinical Practice. / Walston, Jeremy; Buta, Brian; Xue, Qian Li.

In: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.02.2018, p. 25-38.

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