Cleve Clin J Med 2018 Jan;85(1):55-64
VA Boston Healthcare System, Associate Director-Clinical, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), Boston, MA, USA.
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Clin Interv Aging 2014 6;9:1677-85. Epub 2014 Oct 6.
Master's and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (UNICID), São Paulo, Brazil.
Background: Evidence suggests a possible bidirectional connection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the frailty syndrome in older people.
Purpose: To verify the relationship between CVD risk factors and the frailty syndrome in community-dwelling elderly.
Methods: This population-based study used data from the Fragilidade em Idosos Brasileiros (FIBRA) Network Study, a cross-sectional study designed to investigate frailty profiles among Brazilian older adults. Read More
J Gerontol Nurs 2000 May;26(5):30-7
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Department of Adult and Geriatric Health, USA.
Geriatr Gerontol Int 2017 Oct 27;17(10):1527-1533. Epub 2016 Sep 27.
Department of Preventive Gerontology, Center for Gerontology and Social Science, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu, Japan.
Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between kidney function with concomitant diabetes or hypertension and frailty in community-dwelling Japanese older adults.
Methods: The participants were 9606 residents (community-dwelling Japanese older adults) who completed baseline assessments. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (mL/min/1. Read More
Age Ageing 2013 May 4;42(3):346-51. Epub 2013 Mar 4.
Department of Evidence-based Medicine, Xuanwu Hospital, Beijing, China.
Background: all cardiometabolic disorders become more common with age. Frailty and increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes are also common with aging. Even so, how commonly elderly people who are affected by cardiometabolic disorders are also frail remains unclear. Read More