Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 , Vol 55 , Num 2

Geriatric Syndromes

Sibel Eyigör 1
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

In recent years, clinicians and researchers have shown increasing interest in geriatric syndromes. Geriatric syndromes such as frailty, delirium, urinary incontinence, dizziness, falls, sleep problems, malnutrition, pain, self-neglect are multifactorial, and associated with substantial morbidity and poor outcomes in clinical practice. They are highly prevalent in older adults, especially frail older people. Nevertheless, the concept of central geriatric syndrome has remained poorly defined. This article, based on a review of the literature, discusses the assessment and the characteristics of geriatric syndromes. 

Keywords : Geriatric syndromes