Explaining the association between educational level and frailty in older adults: results from a 13-year longitudinal study in the Netherlands.

@article{Hoogendijk2014ExplainingTA,
  title={Explaining the association between educational level and frailty in older adults: results from a 13-year longitudinal study in the Netherlands.},
  author={Emiel O Hoogendijk and Hein P. J. van Hout and Martijn W Heymans and Henri{\"e}tte E. van der Horst and Dinnus H. M. Frijters and Marjolein I. Broese van Groenou and Dorly J. H. Deeg and Martijn Huisman},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={538-44.e2}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine the longitudinal association between educational level and frailty prevalence in older adults and to investigate the role of material, biomedical, behavioral, social, and mental factors in explaining this association. METHODS Data over a period of 13 years were used from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. The study sample consisted of older adults aged 65 years and above at baseline (n = 1205). Frailty was assessed using Fried's frailty… CONTINUE READING
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