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Title: The frailty syndrome
Authors: Conroy, Simon
Elliott, Amy
First Published: 18-Nov-2016
Publisher: Elsevier for Medicine Publishing
Citation: Medicine (United Kingdom), 2017, 45 (1), pp. 15-18
Abstract: Frailty is an important geriatric syndrome with a high prevalence in the community population. It can be seen as a state of extreme vulnerability and loss of resistance to external stressors resulting in an increased risk of several adverse outcomes. Although linked with ageing, disability and co-morbidity, many consider frailty as a distinct clinical and pathophysiological entity. A problem with this concept is the search for a suitable operational definition that can be used in clinical practice. Many definitions exist in literature, but there is no agreement on the best measure. The more popular of these definitions include Fried's model of frailty and the Frailty Index. Identification of frailty is recommended to target interventions and help improve outcomes.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.mpmed.2016.10.010
ISSN: 1357-3039
eISSN: 1365-4357
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
Description: Embargo of 12 months.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Health Sciences

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