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Table 3 Scores for nine concepts central to the assessment of frailty. Rockwood scores are on a scale of 1 - very fit to 9 – terminally ill. They are averaged across raters. “Will fix” refers to clinical findings that the cardiac intervention will alleviate. Relevance is how important the concept is to decisions about cardiac interventions. L – low, m – medium, h – high

From: Development of a cardiac-centered frailty ontology

Concept Rockwood Will Fix Relevance
Able With Difficulty Unable
ability to run finding 1 3.33 4 M H
ability to stand finding 2.67 5.11 7.44 TIED L+ H
able to mobilize finding steady gait
3
  unsteady gait 6 M H
bed-ridden finding Only level
8
   L H
Paralysis finding Paraplegic
6
  Quadriplegic
8
L TIED M+
wheelchair bound finding Only level
6
   M H
able to perform dressing activity finding 3 4 7 L H
able to perform personal grooming activity finding 1 4 7 L H
ability to participate in leisure activities finding 2 3 5.5 H H