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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: Impacts of frailty on the negative health outcomes of elderly Brazilians
Author: Barbosa, Sergio Ribeiro
Mansur, Henrique Novais
Colugnati, Fernando Antonio Basile
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Abstract: Objective: to verify the association between frailty and the occurrence of falls, hospitalization and death among Brazilian elderly persons. Methods: a representative sample of elderly persons from the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, who had been evaluated with regard to frailty, socio-demographic conditions and health in 2009, were reevaluated in terms of negative health outcomes between 2014 and 2015 (n=304). Results: The results revealed a greater incidence of falls, hospitalization, and death among frail elderly persons. The frail group also had an increased risk (1.5, crude estimate) of death during the follow-up period than the robust individuals. The pre-frail elderly had a 55% (crude) and 58% (adjusted) greater risk of falls, and an 89% (crude) greater risk of death than robust individuals. Conclusion: frailty, as well as pre-frailty, can increase the risk of adverse events in the health of the elderly.
Keywords: Frailty
Geriatric assessment
CNPq: -
Language: eng
Country: Brasil
Publisher: -
Institution Initials: -
Citation: BARBOSA, Sergio Ribeiro; MANSUR, Henrique Novais; COLUGNATI, Fernando Antonio Basile. Impacts of frailty on the negative health outcomes of elderly Brazilians. Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol., Rio de Janeiro , v. 20, n. 6, p. 836-844, dez. 2017. Disponível em <>. acessos em 03 set. 2018.
Access Type: Acesso Aberto
Issue Date: Nov-2017
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