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FRAILTY IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH MISTREATMENT

S.D. Piña-Escudero, J.M.A. García-Lara, J.A. Avila-Funes

J Frailty Aging 2017;6(4):202-205

Muscle Frailty has been previously associated with increased vulnerability for adverse health-related outcomes that could lead to social consequences such as mistreatment. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to determine the association between frailty and mistreatment in 852 community-dwelling persons aged 70 or older. Mistreatment was defined as one positive answer in the Geriatric Mistreatment Scale and frailty was used as a continuum where the greater number of positive criteria according to Fried et al. indicates a higher frailty score. Multivariate logistic regression models were run to establish this association. The mean age of participants was 77.7 years (SD=6.1). Prevalence of frailty phenotype and mistreatment were 13.9% and 20% respectively. Unadjusted analysis showed frailty score was associated with mistreatment (OR = 1.16; 95% CI 1.02 to 1.3, p=0.022). However, after adjustment, the association was no longer present. The results showed that in the presence of other geriatric syndromes such as disability or depression, frailty did not show association with mistreatment in this population.

CITATION:
S.D. Piña-Escudero ; J.M.A. García-Lara ; J.A. Avila-Funes (2017): Frailty is not associated with mistreatment. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2017.29

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