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Report of the national institute on aging task force on comorbidity.

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Yancik, R; Ershler, W; Satariano, W; Hazzard, W; Cohen, HJ; Ferrucci, L
Published in: J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci
March 2007

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (GCG) Program convened an interdisciplinary Task Force on Comorbidity to foster the development of a research agenda on the multiple concurrent health problems that often occur in older persons. This report summarizes Task Force discussions held in Bethesda, Maryland (October 21–22, 2003; July 20–21, 2004) and serves as an introduction to the following three articles that address specific issues such as the nosological classification of impairment for the construction of comorbidity measures, staging and classification of disease severity, and methodological and analytical issues. The risk of developing concomitant chronic illnesses and physiological limitations escalates with aging. Diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular problems, arthritis, hypertension, and certain other chronic conditions are more common in older than in younger persons. As a consequence, a new diagnosis of any common chronic health condition is likely to be made in the context of preexisting health problems.

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J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci

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1079-5006

Publication Date

March 2007

Volume

62

Issue

3

Start / End Page

275 / 280

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Risk Factors
  • Research Design
  • Research
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Mental Processes
  • Humans
  • Health Status
  • Gerontology
 

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Yancik, R., Ershler, W., Satariano, W., Hazzard, W., Cohen, H. J., & Ferrucci, L. (2007). Report of the national institute on aging task force on comorbidity. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 62(3), 275–280. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/62.3.275
Yancik, Rosemary, William Ershler, William Satariano, William Hazzard, Harvey J. Cohen, and Luigi Ferrucci. “Report of the national institute on aging task force on comorbidity.J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62, no. 3 (March 2007): 275–80. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/62.3.275.
Yancik R, Ershler W, Satariano W, Hazzard W, Cohen HJ, Ferrucci L. Report of the national institute on aging task force on comorbidity. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007 Mar;62(3):275–80.
Yancik, Rosemary, et al. “Report of the national institute on aging task force on comorbidity.J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, vol. 62, no. 3, Mar. 2007, pp. 275–80. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/gerona/62.3.275.
Yancik R, Ershler W, Satariano W, Hazzard W, Cohen HJ, Ferrucci L. Report of the national institute on aging task force on comorbidity. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007 Mar;62(3):275–280.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci

DOI

ISSN

1079-5006

Publication Date

March 2007

Volume

62

Issue

3

Start / End Page

275 / 280

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Risk Factors
  • Research Design
  • Research
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Mental Processes
  • Humans
  • Health Status
  • Gerontology