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Frailty and cognitive impairment as predictors of mortality in older Mexican Americans.

Authors
  • Cano, C
  • Samper-Ternent, R
  • Al Snih, S
  • Markides, K
  • Ottenbacher, K J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of nutrition health & aging
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2012
Volume
16
Issue
2
Pages
142–147
Identifiers
PMID: 22323349
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The relation between frailty and cognitive impairment needs careful analysis in this population to establish pathways increasing mortality and decreasing quality of life. Our results suggest frailty is a stronger predictor of mortality for older Mexican Americans than cognitive impairment.

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