When checking my GP's website for recent blood results I was surprised to see that I had been given a frailty index score of .25, dated yesterday, when I attended for my flu jab (2-3 mins appointment). I had walked perfectly normally into the room and apologised for my sweaty state as I had called in during my 10,000 daily steps. I then went home to clean my car and clip an 8ft tall conifer hedge.
The index score in my record puts me just in the 'moderately frail' category which includes those who have difficulty with outdoor activities, mobility problems and need help with washing and dressing. I don't even fit the 'mild' description!
I don't know how an assessment has possibly been made. I do have rheumatoid arthritis which is well under control, but lead a normal life for my age of 73.
Is there anybody who is familiar with the process, and can throw any light on this? I had never heard of the system.
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