Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Frailty in Older Adults: Daily Living and Participation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Maccabi Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Frailty in Older Adults: Daily Living and Participation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515407. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5609
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515407. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5609
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Frailty is a state of vulnerability in older adults for adverse outcomes. We aimed to screen for frailty and understand its impact on daily living and participation. A cross-sectional study used a phone survey (Stage I—1,571 participants) and house visits (Stage II—120 participants). Older adults with frailty were significantly different from the nonfrail participants in all demographic and daily activities characteristics. Frailty significantly influenced instrumental activities of daily living and participation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Debbie Rand

Contributing Authors: Netta Bentur, Alona Baram, Reut Gasner-Winograd, Zvi Buckman, Shelley Sternberg