Frailty in Older Adults: A Nationally Representative Profile in the United States.

@article{BandeenRoche2015FrailtyIO,
  title={Frailty in Older Adults: A Nationally Representative Profile in the United States.},
  author={K. Bandeen-Roche and Christopher L. Seplaki and Jin Huang and Brian J Buta and Rita Rastogi Kalyani and R. Varadhan and Qian-Li Xue and Jeremy D. Walston and Judith D. Kasper},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={70 11},
  pages={1427-34}
}
BACKGROUND Frailty assessment provides a means of identifying older adults most vulnerable to adverse outcomes. Attention to frailty in clinical practice is more likely with better understanding of its prevalence and associations with patient characteristics. We sought to provide national estimates of frailty in older people. METHODS A popular, validated frailty phenotype proposed by Fried and colleagues was applied to 7,439 participants in the 2011 baseline of the National Health and Aging… CONTINUE READING
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