Table 571

Extrinsic and intrinsic domains hypothesized to contribute to frailty in older adults. Adapted from Studenski et al. (2004)

Intrinsic Domains

Extrinsic Domains

Strength

Appearance

Grip, chair rise

Grooming, posture, hygiene

Balance

Heathcare utilization

Falls, balance exam

Hospitalization, MD visits

Nutrition

Medical complexity

Weight, albumin, cholesterol

Number, severity of conditions

Stamina

Perceived health

Self-report fatigue, physical activity

Patient/other opinion of health

Neuromotor

Activities of daily living

Speed of movement, attention, coordination

ADLs, lADLs, travel

Mobility

Emotional status

Walking, transfers, stairs

Depression, anxiety

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