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dc.contributor.authorDíaz-Toro, F.
dc.contributor.authorNazzal Nazal, C.
dc.contributor.authorVerdejo, H.
dc.contributor.authorRossel, V.
dc.contributor.authorCastro, P.
dc.contributor.authorLarrea, R.
dc.contributor.authorConcepción, R.
dc.contributor.authorSepúlveda, L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-30T13:14:53Z
dc.date.available2017-10-30T13:14:53Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationRev. méd. Chile vol.145 no.2 Santiago Feb. 2017es_CL
dc.identifier.issn0034-9887
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872017000200003
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unab.cl/xmlui/handle/ria/4486
dc.descriptionIndexación: Scopus; Scielo.es_CL
dc.description.abstractBackground: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by a progressive impairment in the subjects’ ability to respond to environmental stress. Frailty is more commonly found in heart failure (HF) patients than in general population and it is an independent predictor of rehospitalization, emergency room visits and death. Aim: To estimate the prevalence of frailty in patients with decompensated HF admitted to four hospitals in Santiago, Chile. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study. Subjects aged 60 or older consecutively admitted for decompensated HF to the study centers between August 2014 and March 2015 were included. Frailty was defined as the presence of three or more of the following criteria: unintended weight loss, muscular weakness, depression symptoms (exhaustion), reduced gait speed and low physical activity. Independent variables were tested for association using simple logistic regression. Variables associated with frailty (p < 0.05) were included in a multiple logistic regression model. Results: Seventy-nine subjects were included. The prevalence of frailty was 50.6%. Frail patients were mostly female (52.6%) and older than non-frail subjects (73.7± 7.9 vs 68.2 ± 7.1; p < 0.003). Independent predictors of frailty were age (Odds raio (OR) 1.10; 95% confidence intervals (CI): 1.03-1.17), quality of life measured with the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (OR 1.07; IC95%: 1.03-1.11), previous hospitalizations (OR 2.56; 95%CI: 1.02-6.43) and number of medications (OR 4.46; 95%CI: 1.11-17.32). Conclusions: The prevalence of frailty in patients admitted to the hospital for decompensated heart failure is high. Age, quality of life, hospitalizations and polypharmacy were factors associated with frailty in this group of participants.es_CL
dc.description.urihttp://ref.scielo.org/4g58mw
dc.language.isoeses_CL
dc.publisherSociedad Médica de Santiagoes_CL
dc.subjectFrail elderlyes_CL
dc.subjectGeriatricses_CL
dc.subjectHeart failurees_CL
dc.titleFactores asociados a fragilidad en pacientes hospitalizados con insuficiencia cardíaca descompensadaes_CL
dc.title.alternativeFrailty in patients admitted to hospital with acute decompensated heart failurees_CL
dc.typeArticlees_CL


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