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Clinical Prediction Tool for Functional Decline in Elderly Women

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly woman for modifiable risk factors affecting functional decline in vigorous and basic activities.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, disability and performance

ICD-10:

M80, M81, M82

Description:

Sarkisian et al developed risk scores to predict functional decline in the elderly women living in the community based only on modifiable risk factors. The evaluation can be performed in a primary care setting using minimal equipment. Women identified as at risk can then have a directed intervention to reduce their risk. The authors are from the University of California (UCLA and UCSF) and are associated with the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group.

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