Journal of Health and Medical Research

Akito Moriyasu

Rehabilitation Research Group for Body and Heart in Shikoku, Kagawa,, Japan


  • Editorial   
    Recent Trends of Common Factors of Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine
    Author(s): Hiroshi Bando*, Akito Moriyasu and Mitsuru Murakami

    Geriatric medicine and rehabilitation medicine have similar points of view. They have common concept for stages as disease (disorder), impairment, disability, and handicap. WHO has announced International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is useful for evaluation of geriatric syndrome, such as frailty, sarcopenia, and cognitive impairment. Frailty seems to be found approximately 10-14% for more than 65 years. Sarcopenia implies a situation that physical function is reduced by muscle loss. It can be diagnosed by the Asian Working Group for sarcopenia (AWGS) or the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP2) criteria... View More»

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