Correlation of tests used in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. Systematic Review

Radosław Perkowski, Joanna Androsiuk, Agnieszka Kujawska, Małgorzata Gajos, Paulina Kasperska, Weronika Topka, Katarzyna Mądra-Gackowska, Ewelina Romanowska, Sylwia Płusa, Tomasz Aleksiewicz, Marcin Kożuchowski, Piotr Biegański, Emilia Główczewska-Siedlecka


Perkowski Radosław, Androsiuk Joanna, Kujawska Agnieszka, Gajos Małgorzata, Kasperska Paulina, Topka Weronika, Mądra-Gackowska Katarzyna, Romanowska Ewelina, Płusa Sylwia, Aleksiewicz Tomasz, Kożuchowski Marcin, Biegański Piotr, Główczewska-Siedlecka Emilia. Correlation of tests used in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. Systematic Review. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2016;6(7):207-217. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI




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Correlation of tests used in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. Systematic Review


Radosław Perkowski1, Joanna Androsiuk1, Agnieszka Kujawska1, Małgorzata Gajos1, Paulina Kasperska1, Weronika Topka1, Katarzyna Mądra-Gackowska1, Ewelina Romanowska1, Sylwia Płusa1, Tomasz Aleksiewicz1, Marcin Kożuchowski1, Piotr Biegański2, Emilia Główczewska-Siedlecka1


1. Katedra i Klinika Geriatrii, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Collegium Medicum UMK w Bydgoszczy

2. Katedra Higieny, Epidemiologii i Ergonomii, Zakład Ergonomii i Fizjologii Wysiłku Fizycznego


Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) has been used in clinics for almost 100 years. It includes holistic approach to patients examination. In this systematic review we analyzed results of tests used in CGA and correlation of results. Moreover, we underlined some issues concerning homogeneity of tests used in CGA as well as scientific validity of some of its tools.

Results of prospective studies show that some of results of examination used in CGA are good predictors of functioning in another health domain in next years.

Systolic blood pressure as well as BMI could be good predictors for neuropsychological functioning, however results are equivocal.

Low scores in dual task (walking and cognitive engaging task simultaneously) are good predictor for falls occurrence. Education measured by socioeconomic status is very often mentioned as one of the best predictors of cognitive functioning.

Undergoing Mini Nutritional Assessment by patients could be an effective tool to improve their nutrition status, possibly by indirectly influencing on their diet habits. Moreover, genotype examination could be worth to include into CGA due to, inter alia, examination of possible causes of dietary deficits.

Aerobic examination could be done by cost-free tests, which sensitivity and specify are on tolerable level. It could help lowering CGA costs, which will help make it widely available for patients.


Keywords: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, cognitive functioning, older people.


Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, cognitive functioning, older people.

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