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Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement

Frailty in older population: a brief position paper from the French society of geriatrics and gerontology Volume 9, numéro 4, Décembre 2011

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Frailty in the older population is a clinical syndrome which evaluate a risk level. The Frailty syndrome defines a reduction of the adaptation capacity to a stress. It can be modulated by physical, psychological and social factors. The screening of the frailty syndrome is relevant for older people without disability for basic activities of daily living. The clinical criteria of frailty must be predictive of the risk of functional decline and adverse outcomes, consensual at the international level, and easy to perform in primary care as well as in the clinical researches.