The role of Frailty on Adverse Outcomes Among Older Patients with COVID-19.

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Kundi H., Çetin E., Canpolat U., Aras S., Celik O., Ata N., ...More

The Journal of infection, vol.81, pp.944-951, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.09.029
  • Journal Name: The Journal of infection
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.944-951
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Frailty
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Diagnosis and screening of frailty, a condition characterized by an increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes of COVID-19, has emerged as an essential clinical tool which is strongly recommended by healthcare providers concerned with hospitalized elderly population. The data showing the role of frailty in patients infected with COVID-19 is needed.