1. Function and Frailty: The Cornerstones of Geriatric Assessment
- Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc MD, FRCPC4,
- Madhuri Reddy MD, MSc5
Published Online: 25 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine: A Practical Clinical Guide
How to Cite
Moorhouse, P. K. and Rockwood, K. (2010) Function and Frailty: The Cornerstones of Geriatric Assessment, in Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine: A Practical Clinical Guide (eds J. M. Holroyd-Leduc and M. Reddy), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281796.ch1
Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Division of Geriatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA, USA
- Published Online: 25 APR 2012
- Published Print: 16 APR 2010
Print ISBN: 9781444337181
Online ISBN: 9781118281796
- activities of daily living (ADL)
Frail older adults often behave as complex systems that are close to failure. Determination of frailty, through the use of a frailty phenotype or a frailty index, can help to target those at greatest risk for adverse outcomes, including functional decline. This chapter explores the concept of frailty and discusses how to measure and prevent functional decline in this population.