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Gérontopôle Frailty Screening Tool (GFST) Cheat Sheet by

Gérontopôle Frailty Screening Tool (GFST)
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Introd­uction

Vellas and colleagues present the Geront­opole Frailty Screening Tool (GFST), an 8-item questi­onnaire intended to help general practi­tioners identify frailty in commun­ity­-dw­elling persons 65 years or older without functional disability or current acute disease. The first 6 questions evaluate the patient’s status (living alone, involu­ntary weight loss, fatigue, mobility diffic­ulties, memory problems and gait speed), whereas the last two assess the general practi­tio­ner’s personal view about the frailty status of the individual and the patient’s willin­gness to be referred to the Frailty Clinic for further evalua­tion.

Patients aged 65 years and older without both functional disability (Activ­ities of Daily Living score ≥5/6) and current acute disease.

Assessment

Ques­tion
No
Yes
Unkn­own
1. Does your patient live alone?
[___]
[___]
[___]
2. Has your patie nt involu­ntarily lost weight in the last 3 months?
[___]
[___]
[___]
3. Has your patient been more fatigued in the last 3 months?
[___]
[___]
[___]
4. Has your patient experi­enced increased mobility diffic­ulties in the last 3 months?
[___]
[___]
[___]
5. Has your patient complained of memory probl ems?
[___]
[___]
[___]
6. Does your patient present slow gait speed (i.e., >4 seconds to walk 4 meters)?
[___]
[___]
[___]
If you have answered YES to one or more of these questions:
7. Do you think your patient is frail?
[___]
[___]
[___]
8. If YES , is your patient willing to be asse ssed for his/her frailty status at the Frailty Clinic?
[___]
[___]
[___]

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