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Saúde em Debate

versão impressa ISSN 0103-1104versão On-line ISSN 2358-2898

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MELO, Elisa Moura de Albuquerque; MARQUES, Ana Paula de Oliveira; LEAL, Márcia Carrera Campos  e  MELO, Hugo Moura de Albuquerque. Frailty syndrome and associated factors in elderly residents in long-term institutions. Saúde debate [online]. 2018, vol.42, n.117, pp.468-480. ISSN 2358-2898.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-1104201811710.

Descriptive study in long-term institutions to investigate the prevalence of frailty and associated factors in institutionalized elderly and its association with sociodemographic variables and health conditions. A total of 214 elderly people, most of them females (69.6%), single marital status (53.7%), one year of schooling (54.4%) and income of up to a minimum wage (73.4%) were investigated. As to cognition, 79.4% were disapproved for significant errors. Frailty syndrome was identified in 70.1% of the elderly. All the factors included in the fragility scale reached statistical significance. In the multivariate analysis, the factors that contribute most to the fragility are: cognition, functional independence, health self-assessment, frequency of social support, perception of weight loss and depression.

Palavras-chave : Aged; Homes for the aged; Frail elderly; Health of institutionalized elderly.

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