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Table 2 Fill out form for health practitioner to assess frailty likelihood - based on the frailty model using MABAT zahav data

From: Estimated frailty prevalence among Israeli elderly – results from a cross sectional national survey

This following form includes five components assessing several aspects of health related to the likelihood for frailty
1 Over the past year, did the patient avoid regularly leisure time physical activity (10 min at least)? Yes/No
2 Does the patient have ≥4 comorbidities 1 Yes/No
3 Does the patient have sarcopenia/ low appendicular (arms and legs) mass?2 Yes/No
4 Does the patient report on significant spontaneous weight loss in the past year (> 3 kg) 3 Yes/No
5 Does the patient report his/ her health condition as “not so good or bad”? and relatively health deterioration from the previous year? Yes/No
  1. 1- In the post-hoc analysis of MABAT survey we defined comorbidities as: ≥ 4 diagnosed morbidities of the following: chronic renal failure, cardiac insufficiency, heart attack, stroke, Parkinson, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and vision damage [cataract and/or glaucoma]
  2. 2- Sarcopenia was estimated in the post-hoc analysis of MABAT survey using mid arm and calf circumferences (as proxy for appendicular mass). Cut-offs of older adults’ national survey were imputed and adjusted by age group. For males: a) aged 65–74: mid upper arm and calf circumferences < 29.9 cm and 26.6 cm, respectively; b) aged 75–84: mid upper arm and calf circumferences < 28.1 cm and 34.9 cm, respectively; c) aged ≥85: mid upper arm and calf circumferences < 27.7 cm and 33.7 cm, respectively
  3. For females: a) aged 65–74: mid upper arm and calf circumferences < 31.8 cm and 37.7 cm, respectively; b) aged 75–84: mid upper arm and calf circumferences < 30.1 cm and 35.3 cm, respectively; c) aged ≥85: mid upper arm and calf circumferences < 26.9 cm and 34.6 cm, respectively [45]
  4. 3- Originally according to Fried’s criteria a significant spontaneous weight loss was considered as > 4.5 kg, however, in MABAT survey the highest category was > 3 kg
  5. Sum number of “yes” answers, if ≥1 and < 3 higher likelihood for pre-frailty, if ≥3, higher likelihood for frailty state, if =0 than no frailty state (robust)