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Can clinical frailty scale be used routinely in patients aged 50 years and older in intensive care units?

Iskender Kara, Faruk Cicekci, Hasan Nabi Undar, Filiz Seven, Cigdem Sizer.

Aim: Frailty can be defined as reduced resistance capacity against the environmental stresses due to a cumulative decline in the physiological reserves of the subject. Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) can be used to measure frailty. We aimed to calculate the prevalence of frailty in patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) and analyze some general features of those patients.
Material and Methods: The study was conducted in general ICUs of a state hospital. Patients who were admitted between January 2016 and March 2018 were analyzed retrospectively. Demographic characteristics, “Clinical Frailty Scale” (CFS) score, clinical data and other patient results were recorded. Subsequently, patients were divided into two groups as frail (CFS≥5) and non-frail (CFS

Key words: Frailty; Clinical Frailty Scale; Intensive Care; Mortality.

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