Role of clinical frailty on long-term mortality of elderly subjects with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Gianluigi Galizia, Francesco Cacciatore, Gianluca Testa, David Della-Morte, Francesca Mazzella, Assunta Langellotto, Carolina Raucci, Gaetano Gargiulo, Nicola Ferrera, Franco Rengo, Pasquale Abete

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Abstract

Background and aims: Elderly subjects are characterized by a high prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and frailty. This study examined the predictive role of frailty on long-term mortality in elderly subjects with and without COPD. Methods: The study assessed mortality after a 12-year follow-up in 489 subjects with COPD and 799 subjects without COPD, selected in 1992. Frailty was assessed according to the Frailty Staging System scores ranging from 1 to 7. Results: After 12 years' follow-up, mortality was 48.1% in subjects without and 60.7% in subjects with COPD (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-125
Number of pages8
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Elderly
  • Frailty
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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