CFS Translations

The Clinical Frailty Scale© has been translated into the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Portuguese (European, with adaptation)
  • Swedish
  • Swiss French

We request that individuals and/or organizations who wish to translate the CFS contact us and send an editable version (e.g., MSWord or other editable format) of the translated text to Please also send the citation (if any) to the publication in which the translation was used or appears.

We encourage translation of the Clinical Frailty Scale by interested researchers. Please note, however, that we do not independently validate the translations.

We ask that translated versions of the CFS include the following text:

©2009. Version 1.2_EN. All rights reserved. Geriatric Medicine Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Permission granted to copy for research and educational purposes only. Translated with permission to [language] by [name of translator], [place of translation], [year].