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- ItemOpen AccessA cross-sectional study examining convergent validity of a frailty index based on electronic medical records in a Canadian primary care program(2019-04-16) Abbasi, Marjan; Khera, Sheny; Dabravolskaj, Julia; Vandermeer, Ben; Theou, Olga; Rolfson, Darryl; Clegg, AndrewAbstract Background An electronic frailty index (eFI) has been developed and validated in the UK; it uses data from primary care electronic medical records (EMR) for effective frailty case-finding in primary care. This project examined the convergent validity of the eFI from Canadian primary care EMR data with a validated frailty index based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (FI-CGA), in order to understand its potential use in the Canadian context. Methods A cross-sectional validation study, using data from an integrated primary care research program for seniors living with frailty in Edmonton, AB. Eighty-five patients 65 years of age and older from six primary care physicians’ practices were recruited. Patients were excluded if they were under 65 years of age, did not provide consent to participate in the program, or were living in a long term care facility at the time of enrolment. We used scatter plots to assess linearity and Pearson correlation coefficients to examine correlations. Results Results indicate a strong statistically significant correlation between the eFI and FI-CGA (r = 0.72, 95% CI 0.60–0.81, p < 0.001). A simple linear regression showed good ability of the eFI scores to predict FI-CGA scores (F (1,83) = 89.06, p < .0001, R2 = 0.51). Both indices were also correlated with age, number of chronic conditions and number of medications. Conclusions The study findings support the convergent validity of the eFI, which further justifies implementation of a case-finding tool that uses routinely collected primary care data in the Canadian context.
- ItemOpen AccessCorrection to: A cross-sectional study examining convergent validity of a frailty index based on electronic medical records in a Canadian primary care program(2019-05-13) Abbasi, Marjan; Khera, Sheny; Dabravolskaj, Julia; Vandermeer, Ben; Theou, Olga; Rolfson, Darryl; Clegg, AndrewFollowing the publication of this article , the authors reported a typesetting error in the “Results” section.