Table 5

Armstrong frailty index (43 items)
Name of frailty item by subject header
Mood
  Persistent anger
  Unrealistic fears
  Repetitive health complaints
  Sad, pained, worried facial expressions
  Withdrawal from activities of interest
  Reduced social interactions
Communication
  Moderate/severe vision problems
Functional status
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with meal preparation
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with ordinary housework
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with managing finances
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with managing meds
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with stair climbing
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with shopping
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with bathing
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with personal hygiene
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with dressing upper body
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with dressing lower body
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with locomotion
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with transferring
  Minimal help (0.5), extensive help (1) with toilet use
  Minimal help (0.5), extensive help (1) with eating
Incontinence
  Some (0.5) or daily (1) bladder incontinence
Disease diagnosis
  Hip fracture, other fractures, osteoporosis
  Arthritis
  Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
  Hemiplegia
  Multiple sclerosis
  Parkinson's disease
  Stroke or CVA
  Hypertension
  Coronary heart disease
  Congestive heart failure
  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Emphysema/Asthma
  Diabetes
  Renal disease
  Peripheral vascular disease
  Cardiac arrhythmias
  Thyroid disease
Health conditions
  Balance - unsteady gait
  Poor self-reported health
  Unstable health
Nutrition/Medications
  BMI 30–40 (0.5), BMI > 40 (1)
  Weight loss 5% or more in last 30 days or 10% in last 180 days

Hogan et al.

Hogan et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:56   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-56

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