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AB1077 Investigation of fraility, mobility and daily life activity in elderly
  1. U.K. Sahin,
  2. A. Demircioglu,
  3. N. Kirdi
  1. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, ANKARA, Turkey


Background There are many factors that affect negatively mobility and daily life activity of older people. Fraility is one of these. frailty is a state of decline in physiologic reserve capacity and resiliency due to impairment in multiple physiological systems, thereby causing vulnerability to death and adverse health outcomes.

Objectives The aim of this study was to analyse gender differences in frailty, mobility and daily life activity score.

Methods The study included 173 women, 124 men total 197 persons aged 65 years and older. The demographic information including age, height and weight, the individuals marital status, educational state, chronic diseases were taken. Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS), Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) and KATZ were used to evaluate mobility, fraility and daily life activities level, respectively. Individuals were divided into groups according to their gender.

Results There was significant difference between women and men in EMS (p=0.001), EFS (p<0.001) and KATZ scores (0.048). Fraility score were lower, mobility score and daily life activity score higher than women in men. In both men and women were found positively a relation between mobility and daily life activity (p<0.001), were found negatively a relation between fraility and mobility, daily life activity (p<0.001).

Conclusions It was seen that female gender affected mobility, fraility and daily life activity. It is important that Strategies for preventing or delaying the predisposing factor of frailty need to address gender differences and determinants among women.

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[2] Alexandre, Tiago da S., et al. “Gender differences in the incidence and determinants of components of the fraility phenotype among older adults: findings from the SABE study.”Journal of aging and health30.2 (2018): 190–212.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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