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Clinical Practice Guideline for Frailty Applicable in Primary Care Setting

You HS, Kwon YJ, Kim S, Kim YH, Kim Ys, Kim Y, Roh Yk, Park B, Park YK, Park CH, Son JS, Shin J, Shin HY, Oh B, Lee Jw, Shim JY, Won CW, Yoo JW, Lee SH, Kang HT, Lee DC

With aging becoming a global issue, the interest in healthy aging has increased as well. Healthy aging focuses on maintaining the functions and wellbeing of the elderly rather than merely...
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Older Men Living with Spouse and Older Women Living with Spouse and Children Have Lower Frailty Prevalence: The Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study (KFACS)

Shim H, Kim S, Kim M, Kim BS, Jeong E, Lee YJ, Won CW

Background: In older adults, the risk of frailty is higher among those who are unmarried than among those who are married. However, no study has reported about the relationship between...
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Diagnosis and Management of Frailty in Primary Health Care

Won CW

Disability in older adults has become a significant burden, both individually and socially, due to the rapidly aging population in Korea. It is important to manage both frailty and chronic...
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What are the illnesses associated with frailty in community-dwelling older adults: the Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study

Kim S, Jung HW, Won CW

Background/Aims: Frailty is mainly due to an age-related decrease in the physiological reserves needed to maintain biological homeostasis, but it can also occur as a result of chronic diseases. The...
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Effects of Statin Use for Primary Prevention among Adults Aged 75 Years and Older in the National Health Insurance Service Senior Cohort (2002–2015)

Kim S, Choi H, Won CW

Background: This study aimed to identify adverse events and mortality in adults aged 75 years and older who were initially prescribed statins for primary prevention. Methods: This retrospective study analyzed data...
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The Korean Geriatrics Society COVID-19 Strategy for Older Adults

Ga H, Won CW, Lee E, Kim CO, Jang IY, Jang HC, Cho HS, Kim Sw

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How Can We Evaluate Disability without Bias?

Kim S, Won CW

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Development of Korean Frailty Index for Primary Care (KFI-PC) and Its Criterion Validity

Won CW, Lee Y, Lee S, Kim M

Background: The objective of this study was to develop and validate the Korean Frailty Index for Primary Care (KFI-PC) based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment. Methods: We developed a 53-item KFI-PC...
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Association of Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Depression with Patient Health Questionnaire-9 in Korean Adults: Results from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2014

Yoo M, Kim S, Won CW, Yoo J, Oh R, Kim BS

Background: Subclinical thyroid disease is characterized by abnormal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels with normal free thyroxine (T4) levels. This study aimed to verify the association between subclinical hypothyroidism and...
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Frailty: Its Scope and Implications for Geriatricians

Won CW

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Urine Cotinine for Assessing the Association between Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Depression in Adult Non-Smokers in Korea: Analysis of the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2016

Kim YH, Kim BS, Won CW, Kim S, Jang HJ

BACKGROUND: Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) has been shown to cause health problems. Recent studies demonstrated an association of SHS with depression and poor mental health. The urinary cotinine concentration...
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Cross-Comparisons of Gait Speeds by Automatic Sensors and a Stopwatch to Provide Converting Formula Between Measuring Modalities

Jung HW, Roh HC, Kim SW, Kim S, Kim M, Won CW

BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare 4 automatic devices with a conventional stopwatch for measuring gait speed. METHODS: We used 4 experimental devices to automatically measure gait speed: 1) Gaitspeedometer (GSM) 1,...
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Introduction of Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) System and Cross-Sectional Validation Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Park WC, Kim M, Kim S, Yoo J, Kim BS, Chon J, Jeong SJ, Won CW

OBJECTIVE: To predict the risk of falls, Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) system has been newly developed to measure multi-systemic balance control among community-dwelling older adults. The aim of this study...
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Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research as a Space of for Developing Research Ideas into Better Clinical Practices for Older Adults in Emerging Countries

Jung HW, Won CW, Lim JY

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Discrepancies in the Prevalence of Known Frailty Scales: Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study

Kim KJ, Shin J, Choi J, Won CW

BACKGROUND: The identification of frailty is considered an effective means of enhancing healthy aging. The definition of frailty affects its prevalence and associated institutionalization and mortality. This study aimed to...
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Development of a Consensus List of Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Korean Older Adults

Kim MY, Etherton-Beer C, Kim CB, Yoon JL, Ga H, Kim HC, Song JS, Kim KI, Won CW

BACKGROUND: Korea has recently attained the aged society status and the growth rate of the aging population will be among the most rapid worldwide. The objective of this study was...
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Modified Criteria for Diagnosing “Cognitive Frailty”

Won CW, Lee Y, Kim S, Yoo J, Kim M, Ng TP, Kim H, Son SJ

The concept of cognitive frailty has recently been proposed by an International Consensus Group as the presence of physical frailty and cognitive impairment [defined using the Clinical Dementia Ratings (CDR)=0.5],...
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Test-retest Reliability and Sensitivity to Change of a New Fall Risk Assessment System: A Pilot Study

Kim M, Kim S, Won CW

BACKGROUND: The new fall risk assessment (FRA) system is a composite and comprehensive assessment tool developed to predict the risk of falls. The aim of this pilot study was to...
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Why Geriatric Medicine Is Important for Korea: Lessons Learned in the United States

Won CW, Kim S, Swagerty D

With the rapid increase in the number of Korean older adults, developing and integrating quality, expert older adult care in the Korean health care system will be essential and a...
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Calf Circumference as a Simple Screening Marker for Diagnosing Sarcopenia in Older Korean Adults: the Korean Frailty and Aging Cohort Study (KFACS)

Kim S, Kim M, Lee Y, Kim B, Yoon TY, Won CW

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to explore the optimal cut-off point of calf circumference (CC) as a simple proxy marker of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) and sarcopenia...
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