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Virulence. 2017 Jul 4;8(5):586-598. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2016.1245269. Epub 2016 Oct 7.

Assessment of geriatric syndromes and physical function in people living with HIV.

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1
a Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine , University of California San Francisco , San Francisco , CA , USA.
2
b Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System , West Haven , CT , USA.
3
c Yale University Schools of Medicine and Public Health , New Haven , CT , USA.
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d Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine , San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center , San Francisco , CA , USA.

Abstract

As the number of older adults living with HIV continues to increase, understanding how to incorporate geriatric assessments within HIV care will be critical. Assessment of geriatric syndromes and physical function can be useful tools for HIV clinicians and researchers to help identify the most vulnerable older adults and to better understand the aging process in people living with HIV (PLWH). This review focuses on the assessment of falls, frailty, and physical function, first in the general population of older adults, and includes a specific focus on use of these assessments in older adults living with HIV.

KEYWORDS:

HIV; aging; disability; falls; frailty; geriatric syndrome

PMID:
27715455
PMCID:
PMC5538333
DOI:
10.1080/21505594.2016.1245269
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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