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2022 Sep 02

Exp Gerontol

Evolution of physical function, cognition, depressive mood, and quality of life during the Covid-19 pandemic in prefrail elderly people: A longitudinal cohort study (Covid-Mefap).


Castell-Alcalá M V, Rodríguez-Barrientos R, Polentinos-Castro E, Caballero B M, Tejera D M, Beriso E P, Gutiérrez-Misis A
Exp Gerontol. 2022 Sep 02:111946.
PMID: 36064159.


Confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the living habits and health of the population, notably in the pre-frail elderly. This study aimed to study the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical function, mental function (cognition and mood), and quality of life of pre-frail elderly individuals over 70 years of age following confinement as well as to analyze the variables associated with the observed changes.