Frailty is a clinical state characterized by a decrease of an individual's homeostatic reserves and is responsible for enhanced vulnerability to endogenous and/or exogenous stressors. Such a condition of extreme vulnerability exposes individuals to an increased risk of negative health-related outcomes. Multiple operational definitions of frailty are available in the literature, but none can be indicated as a gold standard. Frailty should be considered a condition of major interest for public health and become the lever for reshaping the obsolete health care systems currently unable to adequately address the clinical needs of aging populations.

Cesari, M., Calvani, R., Marzetti, E., Frailty in Older Persons, <<CLINICS IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE>>, 2017; 33 (3): 293-303. [doi:10.1016/j.cger.2017.02.002] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/219490]

Frailty in Older Persons

Calvani, R.;Marzetti, E.
2017

Abstract

Frailty is a clinical state characterized by a decrease of an individual's homeostatic reserves and is responsible for enhanced vulnerability to endogenous and/or exogenous stressors. Such a condition of extreme vulnerability exposes individuals to an increased risk of negative health-related outcomes. Multiple operational definitions of frailty are available in the literature, but none can be indicated as a gold standard. Frailty should be considered a condition of major interest for public health and become the lever for reshaping the obsolete health care systems currently unable to adequately address the clinical needs of aging populations.
Inglese
Cesari, M., Calvani, R., Marzetti, E., Frailty in Older Persons, <<CLINICS IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE>>, 2017; 33 (3): 293-303. [doi:10.1016/j.cger.2017.02.002] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/219490]
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10807/219490
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 83
  • Scopus 161
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 160
social impact