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Oct. 7, 2021 Western Pacific Publication

Intrinsic Capacity predicts adverse outcomes using Integrated Care for Older People screening tool in a senior community in Beijing

The World Health Organization (WHO) introduced the concept of intrinsic capacity in order to create a multidimensional model to maintain individual's functional ability. Intrinsic capacity is the composite of all the physical and mental capacities that an individual can draw on at any point in time, and represents the amount of resources one can tap into during his life(WHO, 2015). By interacting with the surrounding environment, intrinsic capacity determines functional ability largely. Considering and organizing the retrieved evidence, five domains are proposed to define the intrinsic capacity: cognition, locomotion, vitality, sensory, and psychosocial, each of which is composed of subdomains(Cesari et al., 2018). In 2017, the WHO published Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE): Guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity, and highlighted the importance of focusing on intrinsic capacity to establish effective interventions(WHO, 2017). In 2019, Guidance for person-centered assessment and pathways ...