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POPESCU, Ana; ŞORIC, Gabriela; NEGARĂ, Anatolie; BODRUG, Nicolae; POPA, Ana. Functional decline in fragility syndrome in the elderly. In: Congresul consacrat aniversării a 75-a de la fondarea Universității de Stat de Medicină şi Farmacie „Nicolae Testemiţanu”. 21-23 octombrie 2020, Chişinău. Chişinău: USMF, 2020, p. 249.
|Congresul consacrat aniversării a 75-a de la fondarea Universității de Stat de Medicină şi Farmacie „Nicolae Testemiţanu” 2020|
Congresul "Congresul consacrat aniversării a 75-a de la fondarea Universității de Stat de Medicină şi Farmacie „Nicolae Testemiţanu”" |
Chişinău, Moldova, 21-23 octombrie 2020
Background. Geriatric fragility syndrome refers to the elderly prone to frequent decompensations that occur at minimal demands with the installation of an increased state of vulnerability and negative prognosis. Objective of the study. Assessing the functional status of frail elderly patients in the context of fragility syndrome. Material and Methods: The epidemiological study included 224 patients (73.44±0.38 years), according to the Fried criteria. Fragility was determined in 116 respondents (74.74±0.53 years). Functional decline was established by assessing autonomy (Katz, Lawton), gait and balance (Tinetti score) and muscle strength (dynamometry). The results were analyzed in the software program Statistics 7. Results. From the study group was determined the functional aspect of fragility in frail patients (51.78%), which revealed a decrease in autonomy - Katz score (10.17±0.19), Lawton (11.87±0.28), Lack of energy (80.49±2.66), reduced physical ability (56.88±2.45), gait and balance (18.81±0.47) were found in frail elderly. Physical fragility was determined at 81.03%, reduced physical activity 85.34%, reduced dynamometry 54.31% fragile elderly cases. Conclusion. The results of the study reveal the functional status as one of the most affected aspects of fragility syndrome and highlight the need for early prevention measures to improve the quality of life of the elderly with fragility syndrome.
functional decline, fragility, elderly,
declin funcțional, fragilitate, vârstnic