The evidence for assessing frailty and sarcopenia in an acute medical unit: a systematic review.

Kamwa, Vicky, Seccombe, A and Sapey, Elizabeth (2021) The evidence for assessing frailty and sarcopenia in an acute medical unit: a systematic review. Acute medicine, 20 (1). pp. 48-67. ISSN 1747-4892.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://rila.co.uk/

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES

A systematic review was conducted to assess if frailty and sarcopenia were associated with poorer outcomes in older adults admitted to an acute medical unit (AMU).

METHODS

Eligible studies included older adults with an unplanned admission to an AMU and included a measure of frailty or sarcopenia, completed within 72 hours of admission. Risk of bias was assessed.

RESULTS

Of 1659 identified articles, 16 were included (4 on sarcopenia and 12 on frailty). There was significant study heterogeneity. Overall, frailty and sarcopenia were associated with worse outcomes. Targeted interventions appeared to improve outcomes.

CONCLUSION

Current evidence suggests some benefit in screening older adults admitted to an AMU for frailty and sarcopenia. However, further studies are required before clinical adoption.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
WT Geriatrics. Elderly care
Divisions: Emergency Services > Elderly
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2021 13:38
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2021 13:38
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/4159

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item