Schonberg Index

  • Population: Community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older
  • Outcome: All cause 5 and 9 year mortality
  • Scroll to the bottom for more detailed information

Risk Calculator
1. How old is your patient?
2. What is the sex of your patient?

3. Is your patient a former or current smoker?
( > 100 cigarettes smoked in his or her lifetime )
4. Does your patient have a BMI score of less than 25?
BMI = 703 x (weight in pounds / height in inches²)
BMI calculator
 
5. Does your patient have a history of cancer (including melanoma but not other skin cancers)?
 
6. Does your patient have diabetes mellitus?
 
7. Does your patient have COPD?
 
8. How many times has your patient been hospitalized
overnight in the past year?
9. How does your patient self-rate his or her health?
10. Is your patient dependent in at least one Instrumental Activity of Daily Living (IADL)? (IADLs include light housework, preparing meals, shopping, taking medication, using the telephone, arranging own travel, and managing money.)
 
11. Does your patient have difficulty walking ¼ mile (approximately a few city blocks)?
 
Total Points:    0
Your best guess of five year mortality risk

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