Spanish-language Version of the Kihon Checklist

2019-11-11 17:50:34 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to validate the Spanish version of the Kihon Checklist for screening frailty in Spanish community-dwelling older adults.


In order to identify individuals at risk for frailty, a wide variety of assessment tools have been developed in recent years. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of a gold standard method to be used. Therefore, simple, reliable, and valid instruments are still needed for both research and clinical purposes. The Kihon Checklist is a multidimensional tool widely used in Japan and in other countries, but an exhaustive validity in Spanish population has not been yet established.

The main objective is to validate the Spanish version of the Kihon Checklist for screening frailty in Spanish community-dwelling older adults, and as a secondary objective, to study and to compare different scales of frailty in the Spanish population, and to study their associations.

To cope with the objectives of the present study, a cross-sectional study was conducted. To this purpose, data were collected through various tests and questionnaires about: frailty; clinical, demographic and anthropometric characteristics; physical assessment; functional status; cognitive function; health-related quality of life; depressive mood; and nutritional status.

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University of Valencia




University of Valencia

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