Frailty and influencing factors in elderly people with type 2 diabetes mellitus : A descriptive literature review

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för vårdvetenskap

Författare: Yi Wang; Meiyi Xu; [2023]

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Sammanfattning: Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease that existsworldwide. frailty severely affects older patients with T2DM. The frailty of elderlyT2DM patients and the factors affecting frailty are of great concern.Aim:Describe frailty in older patients with type 2 diabetes and describe the factorsthat influence frailty.Methods:The eligible literature in PubMed database was searched and screened, and10 articles were finally selected.Results:To describe the current status of elderly T2DM patients, the frailty status wasdivided into three groups: non-frailty, pre-frail, and frailty, and the influencing factorswere described in four categories (psychological, physical, social, and daily life).Conclusions:Among the 4 themes of psychological, physical, social and daily lifefactors affecting the frailty of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes, from theperspectives of negative influencing factors as depressive states, physical pathologiesand poor lifestyle, which accelerate the process of frailty; active work and good qualityof life play positive role in preventing or decreasing prone to frailty.Keywords:Type 2 diabetes, frailty, elderly

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