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Title: RISK FACTORS AND PREDICTORS OF FRAILTY AMONG OLDER ADULTS ADMITTED TO AN ACUTE TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN SINGAPORE: A DESCRIPTIVE CORRELATIONAL STUDY
Authors: YAN WEI BEN
Keywords: Assessment, Factors, Frailty, Inpatient, Older adults, Predictors.
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2018
Citation: YAN WEI BEN (2018-06-21). RISK FACTORS AND PREDICTORS OF FRAILTY AMONG OLDER ADULTS ADMITTED TO AN ACUTE TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN SINGAPORE: A DESCRIPTIVE CORRELATIONAL STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: Frailty and its litany of adverse outcomes are a significant concern for Singapore, particularly so as it tends to afflict the population of older adults. As the country faces an aging population, it signals for need to provide insights about the influencing factors and predictors of frailty. Majority of the existing studies on frailty were limited to the community setting. Hence, this study is conducted to fill this knowledge gap. Aims: The aim of this study is to identify the factors influencing frailty in older adults staying in an acute tertiary hospital. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive correlational study was adopted. A total of 119 participants were recruited via convenience sampling. Clinical Frailty Scale was employed to determine frailty status of the participants. The socio-demographic and clinical characteristics were also collected. Pearson’s Chi-Square Test of Independence was used to determine any significant association between the variables. Any significant predictors of frailty were identified through the use of Multiple Logistic Regression. Results: A significant relationship between frailty and marital status (P=0.019), caregiver’s relationship (P=0.039), risk for developing pressure ulcer (P<0.001), Abbreviated Mental Test score (P<0.001), and Braden Scale score (P<0.001) was observed. Dementia (P<0.001) and cerebrovascular disease (P=0.027) were also statistically significant associated with frailty. The Abbreviated Mental Test score (P <0.05, OR: 0.553) and Braden Scale score (P<0.05, OR: 0.707) were identified as significant predictors of frailty after adjusting for confounders Conclusion: This study supplemented existing knowledge and added insights pertaining to factors influencing frailty among older people admitted into tertiary hospital. Healthcare organisations can focus on multi-modal care plan, early assessment and patient education to mitigate the adverse outcomes of frailty. Future studies can consider other methodologies to identify achieve greater degree of accuracy on frailty.
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