Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences


Frailty index - Assessment Tools in elderly: feasibility in India


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Author Details: Sunil Kumar

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2348-7240

Print ISSN : 2348-7348

Article First Page : 45

Article End Page : 49


Abstract

Frailty is associated with advanced chronological age and chronic disease but is a separate construct. The measurement of frailty has received significant attention in recent geriatric medicine literature, with various models proposed to predict the risk of poor outcomes. Here, in this article different assessment tools has been reviewed to the definition of frailty, focusing on the conceptualization of frailty index as the failure of a complex system. We explore how far it is feasible in India and what can be done.

Keywords:
Elderly, Frailty index, Assessment tools, India