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Frailty and health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans

TitleFrailty and health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMasel, MC, Graham, JE, Reistetter, TA, Markides, KS, Ottenbacher, KJ
JournalHealth Qual Life OutcomesHealth Qual Life Outcomes
Volume7
Pagination70
ISBN Number1477-7525 (Electronic)<br/>1477-7525 (Linking)
Accession Number19627598
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and Over, Female, Frail Elderly, Health Status, Humans, Male, Mexican Americans, Mexico/ethnology, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Regression Analysis, United States
AbstractBACKGROUND: Previous research on frailty in older adults has focused on morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to elicit the relationship between being non-frail, pre-frail, or frail and health related quality of life in a representative sample of older Mexican Americans surveyed in 2005-2006. METHODS: Data were from a representative subsample of the Hispanic Established Populations Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE) and included 1008 older adults living in the community (mean (sd) age = 82.3(4.3)). Multiple regression analyses examined the relationship between frailty status and the eight SF-36 health related quality of life subscales and two summary scales. Models also adjusted for the participants' sociodemographic and health status. RESULTS: We found that, after adjusting for sociodemographic and health related covariables, being pre-frail or frail was significantly associated (p