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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, issue 4, Décembre 2011


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Service de gérontologie clinique et médecine interne, Pôle Gériatrie, CHU de Toulouse, Service de médecine B, CHU de Nancy, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, Service de court séjour gériatrique, Hôpital de la Cavale Blanche, CHU de Brest, Service de gériatrie, Hôpital Sainte-Perine, Paris, Service de médecine interne et gérontologie clinique, CHU de Reims, Service de médecine interne-gériatrie, CHU Lyon-Sud, Pierre-Bénite, Pôle de gérontologie clinique, CHU de Nantes, Université Paris 13, Bobigny, Service de gérontologie clinique, CHU de Saint-Étienne, Service de gérontologie, Centre hospitalier Broca-La Rochefoucault, Paris, Pôle de gérontologie clinique, CHU de Montpellier, Service de gérontologie clinique et médecine interne, Pôle gériatrie, Casselardit, CHU de Toulouse, Centre gérontologique départemental, Marseille, Délégation de la Société française de gériatrie et gérontologie, Suresnes

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.