The concept of the preeminence of multidimensional func-tional status in health care, one of the first achievements of geriatric medicine, has been endorsed by diverse sources, and is now a cultural patrimony of medicine. One of the main goals of geriatric medicine is to allow older people to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. The integrated research of geriatricians and gerontologists has been at the forefront of the development, testing, and application of tools to assess functional status, including activities of daily living, gait and mobility, cognition, psy-chological status, depression, and social support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-837
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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