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Research Project: Sarcopenia, Nutrition, and Physical Activity

Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging

Title: Examining new preoperative assessment tools

Author
item Kapoor, Alok - University Of Massachusetts
item Schaffer, Nicholas - Boston University
item Mcdonough, Christine - Boston University
item White, Daniel - University Of Delaware
item Wang, Na - Boston University
item Rosenkranz, Pamela - Boston University
item Glantz, Andrew - Boston University
item Mcaneny, David - Boston University
item Doherty, Gerard - Boston University
item Cabral, Howard - Boston University
item Gurwitz, Jerry - University Of Massachusetts
item Fielding, Roger - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University
item Jette, Alan - Boston University
item Silliman, Rebecca - Boston University

Submitted to: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/2/2016
Publication Date: 10/20/2016
Citation: Kapoor, A., Schaffer, N., Mcdonough, C.M., White, D.K., Wang, N., Rosenkranz, P., Glantz, A., Mcaneny, D., Doherty, G.M., Cabral, H.J., Gurwitz, J.H., Fielding, R.A., Jette, A.M., Silliman, R.A. 2016. Examining new preoperative assessment tools. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64(10):e102-e104.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In some high-risk populations of older adults, even routine surgery can lead to an adverse postoperative course. Identifying these high-risk older adults can be helpful in planning surgery. Prior assessment tools such as the Revised Cardiac Risk Index[1] focused on comorbidity predictors rather than mobility or function. Researchers have recently started studying mobility or functional status, but few have directly compared mobility and self-reported function.