Colleen Langron

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BACKGROUND Frailty is a well known and accepted term to clinicians working with older people. The study aim was to determine whether an intervention could reduce frailty and improve mobility. METHODS We conducted a single center, randomized, controlled trial among older people who were frail in Sydney, Australia. One group received an intervention(More)
Frailty is a common syndrome that is associated with vulnerability to poor health outcomes. Frail older people have increased risk of morbidity, institutionalization and death, resulting in burden to individuals, their families, health care services and society. Assessment and treatment of the frail individual provide many challenges to clinicians working(More)
BACKGROUND frail older people have a high risk of falling. OBJECTIVE assess the effect of a frailty intervention on risk factors for falls and fall rates in frail older people. DESIGN randomised controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS 241 community-dwelling people aged 70+ without severe cognitive impairment who met the Cardiovascular Health Study frailty(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the costs and cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention versus usual care for older people who are frail. DESIGN Cost-effectiveness study embedded within a randomized controlled trial. SETTING Community-based intervention in Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS A total of 241 community-dwelling people 70(More)
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