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Phenotype for Frailty in Older Adults (CHS Index)

Purpose:

To evaluate an older patient >= 65 years of age for evidence of frailty using the measures of Fried et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, disability and performance

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Description:

Fried et al used 5 measures to evaluate older adults for evidence of frailty. This can help identify geriatric patients who may benefit from closer monitoring or more aggressive management. The authors are from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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