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The relationship between frailty, anxiety and depression, and health-related quality of life in elderly patients with heart failure

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (61st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (59th percentile)

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Title
The relationship between frailty, anxiety and depression, and health-related quality of life in elderly patients with heart failure
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s90077
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Authors

Izabella Uchmanowicz, Robbert JJ Gobbens

Abstract

Elderly people constitute over 80% of the population of patients with heart failure (HF). Frailty is a distinct biological syndrome that reflects decreased physiologic reserve and resistance to stressors. Moreover, frailty can serve as an independent predictor of visits to the emergency department, hospitalizations, and mortality. The purpose of this paper was to assess the relationship between frailty, anxiety and depression, and the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of elderly patients with HF. The study included 100 patients (53 men and 47 women) with a diagnosis of HF. Frailty was measured using the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) scale. HRQoL was measured using the 36-Item Short Form Medical Outcomes Study Survey. To determine the prevalence of anxiety and depression, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale was used. Frailty was found in 89% of the studied population. The study showed significant inverse correlations between the values of the physical component scale (PCS) domain results and TFI score, and a significant inverse correlation between the values of the mental component scale (MCS) domain and TFI score. When participants showed increased levels of frailty as measured by the TFI scale, there was also an increase in the levels of anxiety and depression. With increased anxiety and depression, there was deterioration in the quality of life of patients with HF. Frailty has a negative impact on the HRQoL results of elderly patients with HF. The assessment of frailty syndrome, and anxiety and depression should be taken into account when estimating risk and making therapeutic decisions for cardiovascular disease treatment and care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 <1%
Unknown 153 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 15%
Researcher 20 13%
Student > Bachelor 19 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 6%
Other 30 19%
Unknown 37 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 18%
Psychology 14 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 1%
Social Sciences 2 1%
Other 15 10%
Unknown 45 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 October 2015.
All research outputs
#7,469,744
of 14,155,516 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#654
of 1,437 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#95,315
of 252,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#23
of 57 outputs
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