A randomized, controlled trial of disability prevention in frail older patients screened in primary care: the FRASI study. Design and baseline evaluation.

@article{Bandinelli2006ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled trial of disability prevention in frail older patients screened in primary care: the FRASI study. Design and baseline evaluation.},
  author={Stefania Bandinelli and Fulvio Lauretani and Vittorio Boscherini and Francesca Gandi and Martina Pozzi and Anna Maria Corsi and Benedetta Bartali and Raffaello Molino Lova and Jack Guralnik and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={359-66}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We describe the enrollment and intervention phases of FRASI (FRAilty, Screening and Intervention), a randomized controlled trial aimed at preventing ADL disability in frail older persons screened in primary care. METHODS Patients, 70-85 years old, non-disabled and noncognitively impaired, were screened for frailty (score < or = 9 on the Short Physical Performance Battery, SPPB) during primary care visits. Of 447 eligible persons, 410 came to the study clinic and 251 were… CONTINUE READING

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