Table 6

Full frailty index (83 items)
Name of frailty item by subject header
Psychosocial well-being
  Not close to someone in facility
  No strong supportive relationship with family
  Infrequent participation in longstanding social activities
  Infrequent visits from friends/family
  Infrequent interaction with friends/family
Mood
  Makes negative statements
  Persistent anger
  Unrealistic fears
  Repetitive health complaints
  Repetitive anxiety
  Sad, pained, worried facial expressions
  Crying, tearfulness
  Withdrawal from activities of interest
  Reduced social interactions
  Lack of pleasure in life
Cognition
  Minimally impaired (0.5) or moderate/severely impaired (1) decision-making skills
  Short-term memory problems
  Procedural memory problems
  Situational memory problems
  Easily distracted
  Episodes of disorganized speech
  Declined decision-making last 90 days
Communication
  At least some difficulty to make self understood
  At least some difficulty understanding
  Moderate/severe hearing problems
  Moderate/severe vision problems
Functional status
  Limited help (0.5), extensive help (1) with phone use
  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 walking
  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 bed mobility
  Minimal help (0.5), extensive help (1) with eating
  Less than 1 hour of physical activity in last 3 days
  Did not go out within a 3 day period
  Declined in ADL over last 90 days
Incontinence
  Some (0.5), daily (1) bladder incontinence
  Some (0.5), daily (1) bowel incontinence
Disease diagnosis
  Hip fracture, other fractures, osteoporosis
  Arthritis
  Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
  Hemiplegia
  Multiple sclerosis
  Paraplegia/quadriplegia
  Parkinson's disease
  Stroke or CVA
  Hypertension
  Coronary heart disease
  Congestive heart failure
  COPD/Emphysema/Asthma
  Cancer
  Diabetes
  Renal disease
  Peripheral vascular disease
  Cardiac arrhythmias
  Thyroid disease
Health conditions
  At least 1 fall in last 30 days
  Balance - turning around
  Balance - dizziness
  Balance - unsteady gait
  Chest pain
  Abnormal thought process
  Delusions
  Hallucinations
  Aphasia
  Vomiting
  Non-restful sleep/insomnia
  Too much sleep
  Peripheral edema
  Shortness of breath
  Fatigue - cannot complete day-to-day activities
  Pain present
  Poor self-reported 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
  Ten or more medications
  Allergy to any drug

Hogan et al.

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

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