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Cumulative Frailty Index (FI)

Purpose:

To evaluate an older adult using the cumulative deficit (CD) measure of Mitnitski et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

disability and performance

ICD-10:

Description:

Kulminski et al reported a frailty index (FI) based on a cumulative number of deficits experienced by an elderly patient. The authors are from Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, Duke University.

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