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Abstract: FR-PO490

The Prevalence of Frailty in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis

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Category: Dialysis

  • 702 Dialysis: Home Dialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis


  • Chen, Yi-Ting, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lin, Shuei-Liong, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Chen, Yung-Ming, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Frailty is an age-related disorder and it is associated with fall, hospitalization and mortality. Recent studies displayed high prevalence of frailty in chronic kidney disease and hemodialysis population but the study of patients under peritoneal dialysis (PD) was rare. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of frailty in patients on PD.


We prospectively enrolled patients under PD. The Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia criteria, the Fried Frailty phenotype and the Frailty Index 80 (FI80) were used to diagnose sarcopenia and frailty and second times survey were measured after 6 months.


Totally 337 patients under PD had been enrolled since Jan. 01 to Dec. 31, 2020. 258 of whom were prevalent PD patients and others were incident PD patients. The prevalence of frailty in all patients were 73 (21.7%). Incident PD patients had initially higher frailty rate and improved after starting dialysis. Although elderly patients (age>75 years) had initially improved frailty but aggravated when dialysis more than 5 years.


Dialysis improved frailty in incident PD patients and frailty transitions were common in prevalent PD patients. However, frailty in elderly patients with PD more than 5 years was worse.


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