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Grauzonen von Gesundheit und Handlungsfähigkeit. Erfassung und Aufschlüsselung durch Assessments in der Longitudinalen Urbanen Cohorten-Alters-Studie (LUCAS)


Anders, J; Pröfener, F; Dapp, U; Golgert, S; Daubmann, A; Wegscheider, K; von Renteln-Kruse, W; Minder, C E (2012). Grauzonen von Gesundheit und Handlungsfähigkeit. Erfassung und Aufschlüsselung durch Assessments in der Longitudinalen Urbanen Cohorten-Alters-Studie (LUCAS). Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 45(4):271-278.

Abstract

PURPOSE: The goal of this work was to characterise and distinguish persons without (fit), with earliest signs (pre-frail) or accelerated functional decline (frail) during self-referral (geriatric centre) or preventive home visits.

METHODS: After screening independently living older people in an urban longitudinal cohort (n = 1,995) using a self-administered questionnaire, they were functionally classified as fit, pre-frail or frail. In 10% randomly selected samples of these cohort parts a comprehensive extended gerontological-geriatric assessment (EGGA) was administered.

RESULTS: Fit, pre-frail and frail samples are significantly different regarding comorbidity, medication, mobility, fall risk, instrumental activities of daily living and use of social support but not nutrition. The best indicator to discriminate fit versus frail was exhaustion (mobility tiredness).

CONCLUSION: Competence is essential regarding health in old age. Identification of resources and risks by comprehensive assessment is useful before planning interventions to prevent frailty or its progression.

Abstract

PURPOSE: The goal of this work was to characterise and distinguish persons without (fit), with earliest signs (pre-frail) or accelerated functional decline (frail) during self-referral (geriatric centre) or preventive home visits.

METHODS: After screening independently living older people in an urban longitudinal cohort (n = 1,995) using a self-administered questionnaire, they were functionally classified as fit, pre-frail or frail. In 10% randomly selected samples of these cohort parts a comprehensive extended gerontological-geriatric assessment (EGGA) was administered.

RESULTS: Fit, pre-frail and frail samples are significantly different regarding comorbidity, medication, mobility, fall risk, instrumental activities of daily living and use of social support but not nutrition. The best indicator to discriminate fit versus frail was exhaustion (mobility tiredness).

CONCLUSION: Competence is essential regarding health in old age. Identification of resources and risks by comprehensive assessment is useful before planning interventions to prevent frailty or its progression.

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Other titles:Health and competence: detection and decoding using comprehensive assessments in the Longitudinal Urban Cohort Ageing Study (LUCAS
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2012
Deposited On:03 Aug 2012 06:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:55
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0948-6704
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00391-012-0312-8
PubMed ID:22622675

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