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  1. Azevedo da Silva, Silvia Lanziotti PhD
  2. Viana, Joana Ude MSc
  3. Neri, Anita Liberalesso PhD
  4. Ferriolli, Eduardo PhD
  5. Lourenco, Roberto Alves PhD
  6. Dias, Rosangela Correa PhD


Background: Items of frailty phenotype and frailty load can differently influence functional capacity and risk of falls in frail older adults.


Methods: The FIBRA study is a cross-sectional, multicentric, and multidisciplinary investigation of 617 community-dwelling older adults from Brazil considered frail by the frailty phenotype.


Results and Conclusion: Functional capacity for basic activities of daily living was different for those older adults positive at gait slowness (P = .002); for instrumental activities of daily living differences occurred for 4 positive items; for falls differences appeared only for gait slowness (P = .30). As older adults are considered frail, frailty load is not strongly associated with functional capacity and falls occurrence.