Table 2.

Domains incorporated in the geriatric assessment and prevalence of impaired domains

Domain, Test, and Category RangeCutoffSourceImpairment,a %
 Katz scale1–6≥1Patient34 (n=42)
 Lawton and Brody1–7≥1bPatient78 (n=96)
  No impairment<10 s37 (n=45)
  Moderate10–20 s39 (n=48)
  Severe>20 s25 (n=30)
Cognitive impairmentPatient
 MMSE0–30<2512 (n=15)
 Clock0–14≤1045 (n=55)
 ECR0–16<1413 (n=16)
 Fluency0–40<15c39 (n=48)
 ≥1 Domain66d (n=81)
Depressive symptomsPatient
  No impairment0–15<569 (n=85)
  Mild symptoms5–1027 (n=33)
  Severe symptoms>104d (n=5)
  No malnutrition0–3024–3045 (n=55)
  Risk of malnutrition17–23.550 (n=62)
  Malnutrition0–176d (n=7)
Severee0–1235 (n=43)
 Geriatric assessment
  ≥2 Geriatric impairmentsf0–7≥275 (n=92)
  • ADL, activities of daily living; iADL, instrumental activities of daily living; MMSE, Mini Mental State Examination; ECR, Enhanced Cued Recall; GDS, Geriatric Depression Scale; MNA, Mini Nutritional Assessment; CIRS-G, Cumulative Illness Rating Scale-Geriatrics.

  • a Impairment: percentage of patients who scored below/above the cutoff value.

  • b One or more impairment in iADL.

  • c Less than 15 words.

  • d Category used to calculate frailty.

  • e CIRS-G≥2×score 3 or ≥1×score 4 (i)ADL (instrumental) activities of daily living.

  • f Impairment in (i)ADL, severe mobility impairment, impairment in greater than or equal to cognitive domain, severe depressive symptoms, malnutrition, and severe comorbidity score.