International Journal of

Diabetes and Clinical ResearchISSN: 2377-3634

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-3634/1410150

Screening of Diabetic Patients for Frailty with the Frail Scale: A Comparison with the Fried’s Phenotype Criteria in Saudi Arabia

Sadiq Ahmed Al-Ali, Qasem Mohammed AlJabr, Zainab Tariq Alramadhan, Zainab Algharrash, Alhawraa Jassim Ahmad Alyousif, Aroob Nassir Alessa and Hassan Ali AlButayan

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 03, 2021

Frailty is a serious health issue that is associated with the decline of muscle and nerve functions. Several conditions have been associated with frailty, such as dementia, cancer, and diabetes. The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of frailty in Saudi diabetic patients and assess the association between diabetes and frailty. Also, to investigate if the FRAIL scale is an adequate tool to identify frail patients to pre-frail and healthy patients. Seventy-eight participants were divid...

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