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Assessment of the frailty level of elderly people with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis

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Author(s):
Orlandi, Fabiana de Souza [1] ; Gesualdo, Gabriela Dutra [1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, BR-13560 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Paulista de Enfermagem; v. 27, n. 1, p. 29-34, 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 8
Abstract

Objective: To assess the frailty level of elderly people with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study involving 60 participants and carried out at a Renal Replacement Therapy Unit. The Edmonton Frail Scale, translated and validated to Portuguese, was used as the instrument of research. Results: Around 35.0% of the elderly showed no frailty, 26.7% were vulnerable, 20.0% showed mild frailty, 13.3% moderate frailty and 5.0% severe frailty. Conclusion: The frailty level of elderly people with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis was high and the number of elderly people who are vulnerable to frailty was also high. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/19434-8 - Fragility assessment of elderly with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis
Grantee:Gabriela Dutra Gesualdo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation