2019 AMI Online Salon

What is Frailty Syndrome?

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Lohitha Kethu

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Chicago,IL

  • Client: Peter Abadir MD, Brian Buta MHS, Jennifer Fairman MA MPS CMI FAM

  • Medium/software used: ZBrush, Cinema4D, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects CC

  • Final presentation format: Animation

  • Primary Audience: Non-geriatric specialty nurse practitioners, Nurses, Hospice workers

Project Description

As global populations age, it is important to understand frailty syndrome, which can affect older adults’ health and quality of life. Frailty syndrome is a clinically recognizable state of increased vulnerability due to aging-related declines in function across multiple body systems. Knowing to assess a patient’s frailty status can predict geriatric health outcomes, disability, and dependence.

As part of a thesis project, four 90 second videos were created to educate healthcare workers outside of geriatrics. This abridged animation presents a macro to micro exploration of frailty, including an introduction to frailty syndrome, clinical assessment of frailty, and cellular/ molecular determinants. These short, social-media friendly videos were created to be warm, patient-centered, and engaging, and are intended to be shared via Facebook and Twitter. 3D character animation and a graphic style were chosen to be eye-catching and engaging for healthcare workers to connect with the topic.