Profiles of Frailty among Older People Users of a Home-Based Primary Care Service in an Urban Area of Barcelona (Spain): An Observational Study and Cluster Analysis
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Profiles of Frailty among Older People Users of a Home-Based Primary Care Service in an Urban Area of Barcelona (Spain): An Observational Study and Cluster Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Zamora-Sánchez, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Edurne
dc.contributor.author Fernández-Bertolín, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Gea Caballero, Vicente
dc.contributor.author Julián Rochina, Iván
dc.contributor.author Pérez Tortajada, Gemma
dc.contributor.author Amblàs-Novellas, Jordi
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-14T11:21:49Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-14T11:21:49Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/80467
dc.description.abstract Background: The multidimensional assessment of frailty allows stratifying it into degrees; however, there is still heterogeneity in the characteristics of people in each stratum. The aim of this study was to identify frailty profiles of older people users of a home-based primary care service. Methods: We carried out an observational study from January 2018 to January 2021. Participants were all people cared for a home-based primary care service. We performed a cluster analysis by applying a k-means clustering technique. Cluster labeling was determined with the 22 variables of the Frail-VIG index, age, and sex. We computed multiple indexes to assess the optimal number of clusters, and this was selected based on a clinical assessment of the best options. Results: Four hundred and twelve participants were clustered into six profiles. Three of these profiles corresponded to a moderate frailty degree, two to a severe frailty degree and one to a mild frailty degree. In addition, almost 75% of the participants were clustered into three profiles which corresponded to mild and moderate degree of frailty. Conclusions: Different profiles were found within the same degree of frailty. Knowledge of these profiles can be useful in developing strategies tailored to these differentiated care needs.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal Of Clinical Medicine, 2021, vol. 10, num. 10
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Zamora-Sánchez, Juan José Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Edurne Fernández-Bertolín, Sergio Gea Caballero, Vicente Julián Rochina, Iván Pérez Tortajada, Gemma Amblàs-Novellas, Jordi 2021 Profiles of Frailty among Older People Users of a Home-Based Primary Care Service in an Urban Area of Barcelona (Spain): An Observational Study and Cluster Analysis Journal Of Clinical Medicine 10 10
dc.subject Atenció primària
dc.title Profiles of Frailty among Older People Users of a Home-Based Primary Care Service in an Urban Area of Barcelona (Spain): An Observational Study and Cluster Analysis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2021-10-14T11:21:50Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10102106
dc.identifier.idgrec 148029

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