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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.