ANTHROPOMETRIC AND BIOCHEMICAL PROFILE RELATED TO THE FRAILTY SYNDROME IN INSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY

Pâmela Dos Santos Teixeira, Geiane Alves Dos Santos, Vinícius Albuquerque Cunha, Victor Mota Baião, Hugo De Luca Corrêa, Jéssica Luana Sousa Da Costa, Heitor Siqueira Ribeiro, Marcelo Silveira De Alcantara, Ferreira Aparecido
2020 Figshare  
PERFIL ANTROPOMÉTRICO E BIOQUÍMICO RELACIONADO À SÍNDROME DA FRAGILIDADE EM IDOSOS INSTITUCIONALIZADOS Anthropometric and biochemical profile related to the frailty syndrome in institutionalized elderlyAbstract Objective: trace the anthropometric and laboratory parameters related to the Frailty Syndrome (FS) in institutionalized elderly.. Materials and methods: The sample consisted of 36 elderly men and women (23 male and 13 female) with a mean age of 76.3 ± 7.8 years, living in long-term care
more » ... in long-term care institutions. Data were collected regarding anthropometric measurements, biochemical profile and additionally identified frailty syndrome. Data were presented as mean, standard deviation and percentage frequency. To compare the variables according to gender, to test the comparisons between the proportions and to correlate the variables, were used the independent t-test, chi-square and pearson linear correlation respectively, with a significance level of p <0.05. Results: Male participants had higher values in height, neck circumference and handgrip strength. Among the elderly with a pre-frail and frail profile, anthropometric and biochemical variables were similar. Conclusion: There was no difference in biochemical and anthropometric variables between the elderly classified as pre-fragile and fragile. In addition to the absence of elderly classified as non-fragile in the long-term care institutions of the present study.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.11874063.v1 fatcat:gzxdqtzwe5bchdm4dlloue3iem