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Author(s): Sibel Eyigör

Journal: Türkiye Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
ISSN 1302-0234

Volume: 55;
Issue: Suppl 2;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Geriatric syndromes

ABSTRACT
In recent years, clinicians and researchers have shown increasing interest in geriatric syndromes. Geriatric syndromes such as frailty, delirium, urinary incontinence, dizziness, falls, sleep problems, malnutrition, pain, self-neglect are multifactorial, and associated with substantial morbidity and poor outcomes in clinical practice. They are highly prevalent in older adults, especially frail older people. Nevertheless, the concept of central geriatric syndrome has remained poorly defined. This article, based on a review of the literature, discusses the assessment and the characteristics of geriatric syndromes. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2009; 55 Suppl 2: 57-61.
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