Physiological functional capacity

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Physiological functional capacity (PFC) is the ability to perform the physical tasks of daily life and the ease with which these tasks can be performed. PFC declines at some point with advancing age even in healthy adults, resulting in a reduced capacity to perform certain physical tasks. This can eventually result in increased incidence of functional disability, increased use of health care services, loss of independence, and reduced quality of life.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Journal of Applied Physiology
  2. ^ Mugueta-Aguinaga I, Garcia-Zapirain B (2017). "Is Technology Present in Frailty? Technology a Back-up Tool for Dealing with Frailty in the Elderly: A Systematic Review". Aging and Disease. 8 (2): 176–195. doi:10.14336/AD.2016.0901. PMC 5362177. PMID 28400984.