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west china hospital center of gerontology

Ying Li, Yupei Zou, Shuang Wang, Jun Li, Xiaofan Jing, Mengxuan Yang, Lingxiao Wang, Li Cao, Xue Yang, Ling Xu, Birong Dong
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of frailty in older diabetic inpatients using the FRAIL scale and to evaluate the association of frailty with physical function and diabetic vascular complications, as well as its relationship to hospitalization and mortality. METHODS: This pilot study was conducted at the Center of Gerontology and Geriatrics, West China Hospital. A total of 146 inpatients aged 60 years or older with type 2 diabetes were enrolled between December 2011 and October 2012, and participants were followed until December 2013...
August 1, 2015: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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