An important problem in an aging country: identifying the frailty via 9 Point Clinical Frailty Scale-

ÖZSÜREKCİ C. , Balci C. , Kizilarslanoglu M. C. , ÇALIŞKAN H. , Dogrul R. T. , Aycicek G. S. , ...More

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17843286.2019.1597457
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CLINICA BELGICA
  • Keywords: Clinical frailty scale, elderly, frailty, Turkish population, OLDER-PEOPLE, INSTRUMENTS, OUTCOMES, CARE


Objectives: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome which develops as a result of cumulative decline in many physiological systems and results in an increased vulnerability and risk of adverse outcomes. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) was validated as a predictor of adverse outcomes in community-dwelling older people and evaluates items such as comorbidity, cognitive impairment and disability. We aimed to study the concurrent and construct validity and reliability of the 9 point CFS in Turkish Population.