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Associations of frailty and psychosocial factors with autonomy in daily activities: a cross-sectional study in Italian community-dwelling older adults

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2016
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Title
Associations of frailty and psychosocial factors with autonomy in daily activities: a cross-sectional study in Italian community-dwelling older adults
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2016
DOI 10.2147/cia.s95162
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Mattia Roppolo, Anna Mulasso, Fabrizia Giannotta, Emanuela Rabaglietti

Abstract

Frailty has been recognized as a risk factor for geriatric adverse events. Little is known of the role of psychosocial factors associated with frailty in explaining negative outcomes of aging. This study was aimed at 1) evaluating the differences in psychosocial factors among robust, prefrail, and frail individuals and 2) investigating whether there was any interaction effect of frailty status with empirically identified clusters of psychosocial factors on autonomy in the activities of daily living (ADLs). Two-hundred and ten older adults (age 73±6 years, 66% women) were involved in this study. Frailty was assessed using an adapted version of the frailty phenotype. The psychosocial factors investigated were depressive symptoms using the 20-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, social isolation using the Friendship Scale, and loneliness feeling using the eight-item UCLA Loneliness Scale. The autonomy in ADLs was measured with the Groningen Activity Restriction Scale. Thirty-one percent of participants were robust, 55% prefrail, and 14% frail. We performed an analysis of covariance which showed differences between robust, prefrail, and frail individuals for all the psychosocial variables: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, F(2, 205)=18.48, P<0.001; Friendship Scale, F(2, 205)=4.59, P=0.011; UCLA Loneliness Scale, F(2, 205)=5.87, P=0.003, controlling for age and sex. Using the same covariates, the two-way analysis of covariance indicated an interaction effect of frailty with psychosocial factors in determining ADLs, F(4, 199)=3.53, P=0.008. This study demonstrates the close relationship between frailty and psychosocial factors, suggesting the need to take into account simultaneously physical and psychosocial components of human functioning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 107 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 14%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 9%
Researcher 8 7%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 21 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 17%
Psychology 13 12%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Sports and Recreations 5 5%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 25 23%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,929,818
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#569
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#189,880
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#26
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