Using timed up-and-go to identify frail members of the older population

Savva, George M, Donoghue, Orna A, Horgan, Frances, O'Regan, Claire, Cronin, Hilary and Kenny, Rose Anne (2013) Using timed up-and-go to identify frail members of the older population. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A, 68 (4). pp. 441-446. ISSN 1758-535X

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Fried's definition of frailty is widely used but its measurement is problematic. Timed up-and-go (TUG) is a simple measure of mobility that may be a useful proxy for frailty. Here, we describe the distribution of frailty and TUG in the older population of Ireland and discuss the extent to which TUG identifies the frail and prefrail populations.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: activities of daily living,age factors,aged,aged, 80 and over,disability evaluation,fatigue,female,frail elderly,gait,geriatric assessment,hand strength,humans,ireland,longitudinal studies,male,mobility limitation,psychomotor performance,roc curve,severity of illness index,walking,weight loss
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 13:58
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 05:09
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gls190

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