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Self-Reporting Screening Instrument to Predict Frailty in Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To identify an elderly patient likely to become frail during the next year using the self-reported screening instrument of Brody et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

disability and performance, quality of life

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Description:

Brody et al developed a self-reporting screening instrument to identify elderly patients likely to develop frailty (as defined as the need for being placed in a nursing home or receive long term home care) within 1 year. This can help identify older patients who may require closer monitoring and more aggressive intervention. The authors are from Kaiser Permanente and the University of Florida.

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