Fragility Syndrome in the Elderly, Integrating Knowledge about Diagnostic Methods

Objective: Integrating knowledge on the diagnosis of the fragility syndrome in elderly, based on the scientific literature.

Method: Integrative review, carried out with documents of the Virtual Health Library database, using these keywords: "old", "weakness" and "syndrome"; and as selection criteria: full text available, study object limit: elderly and language: Portuguese.

Results: We count on 10 journals between 2008 and 2012. The prevalence of the method for diagnosis of Fragility Syndrome is proposed by Linda Fied, written by physiotherapists and the most frequent subjects of study pointed out the rehabilitation of the elderly with the already installed syndrome.

Conclusion: The phenotype of Linda Fied is recognized as the most viable for the recognition of the fragility syndrome. Despite being an emerging theme, there was little interest of the areas beyond physiotherapy on the subject, as well as the search for prevention.


Renata Clemente dos Santos, Jank Landy Simôa Almeida, Rejane Maria de Paiva Menezes, Ana Elisa Pereira Chaves, Yanna Gomes de Sousa, Soraya Maria de Medeiros, Heloiza Talita Adriano da Silva, Andrezza Oliveira Barros, Marcio Henrique Torquato

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