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General objective of the project

From the second half of the 20th century, life expectancy has increased in developed countries, reaching a mean age of 82 years in countries such as Spain, France and Italy. According to age grouping, Europe is now the continent with the largest proportion of older people, which, in addition, present with a high disability rate.
Frailty is the main risk factor for the appearance of disability, a syndrome that describes a reduction in the individual’s capacity to respond to stressors, due to a reduced functional reserve. Frailty is the condition that associates more frequently to mortality among community dwelling older adults, followed by organ failure, cancer and terminal dementia. This condition is also related to other adverse outcomes such as: falls, morbidity, disability, polypharmacy and use of medical consults, hospitalization and institutionalization.
Many studies have demonstrated the utility of certain assessment tools to evaluate frailty in populations, however the individual risk for disability has not been properly evaluated, which is the main interest in day to day clinical and social settings.
Evaluate the usefulness of frailty scales as frailty detection instruments in clinical and social settings is the general objective of FRAILTOOLS project.

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FRAILTOOLS specific objectives

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Partners

This website arises from the project“FRAILTOOLS: Comprehensive validation of tools to screen and diagnose frailty in different clinical and social settings”, which has received funding 3rd European Union Health Programme of DG SANCO. Founding Health Initiatives (2014-2020).

CONTACT

Dr. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas

Jefe de Servicio de Geriatría

Hospital Universitario de Getafe

Ctra. de Toledo, Km. 12,5

28905-Getafe

Spain

Phone: +34 916 839 360 (ext. 6412)

FAX: +34 916 839 210

e-mail: leocadio.rodriguez@salud.madrid.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Frailtools

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