Frailty syndrome in the elderly in elderly with chronic diseases in Primary Care

Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP. 53(0) DOI 10.1590/s1980-220x2018002603449


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Journal Title: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

ISSN: 0080-6234 (Print); 1980-220X (Online)

Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Nursing

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English, Portuguese

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Ingrid Alves Ribeiro

Luciano Ramos de Lima

Cris Renata Grou Volpe

Silvana Schwerz Funghetto

Tânia Cristina Maria Santa Barbara Rehem

Marina Morato Stival


Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 9 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the frailty syndrome in the elderly nursing diagnosis in elderly with chronic diseases of a health district of the Federal District. Method: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with elderly patients served at the Basic Health Units, who presented arterial hypertension and/or diabetes mellitus. The following were used: a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Mini-Mental State Examination, anthropometric data, evaluation of sarcopenia (measured by body composition), muscle strength and functional capacity, and the identification of NANDA-I nursing diagnosis. A statistical software was used for data analysis. Results: Participation of 78 elderly people, of which 93.6% of had Impaired memory, 93.6% had Impaired physical mobility, 82.1% had Fatigue, 76.9% had Impaired ambulation, 53.8% had Dressing self-care deficit, 43.6% had Activity Intolerance, 35.9% had Social Isolation, 30.8% had Hopelessness, 29.5% had Feeding self-care deficit, 29.5% had Bathing self-care deficit, 12.8% had Toileting self-care deficit, and 10.3% had Decreased cardiac output. Conclusion: The nursing diagnosis Frailty Syndrome in the Elderly allows a multidimensional view of the elderly. Since one factor can cause health problems in several health fields, nurses must intervene early, plan and implement actions in the short and long term.