Prevalence of frailty status among European elderly population: findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

Prevalence of frailty status among European elderly population: findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

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Activity details

Frailty is a geriatric multidimensional syndrome whose signs and symptoms are predictors of increased vulnerability to minor stress events and risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, fractures, hospitalisation, disability and death. In this work, we aim to update the data of frailty status in European community dwelling population, based on the latest data released (wave 6) of SHARE database, and to study the impact of each criterion on frailty assessment, through a cross sectional analysis. Frailty status will be assessed applying a version of the Fried Phenotype operationalised for SHARE. We will included all participants who answered all the questions used in a frailty assessment and who disclosed their gender and, further, whose age was 50 or more. With this work, we will demonstrate the prevalence of frailty of the 50+ European population, which may later be considered when designing interventions to reduce/postpone/mitigate the progression of this condition, reducing the burden associated with it.
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Lead organisation name: 
University of Porto
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Contact person: 
Luís Midão
Contact person email: 
luismidao@gmail.com
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Start date: 
02/01/2019
End date: 
30/12/2019
Last update: 22/03/2019

Current Status

Not yet started

Results

Title Planned Deadline Current Status Category Attachments
Prevalence of Frailty 28/06/2019 Not achieved Research: Reports (reports, articles, findings)

Outcomes

Indicator Target indicator Current status
Prevalence of Frailty This will impact on all European people aged 50+ Ongoing