Depression following hip fracture is associated with increased physical frailty in older adults: the role of the cortisol: dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate ratio

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BACKGROUND Hip fracture in older adults is associated with depression and frailty. This study examined the synergistic effects of depression and hip fracture on physical frailty, and the mediating role of the cortisol:dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) ratio. METHODS This was an observational longitudinal study of patients with a hip fracture carried… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-60

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