Impact of a Home-Based Physical and Nutritional Intervention Program Conducted by Lay-Volunteers on Handgrip Strength in Prefrail and Frail Older Adults: A Randomized Control Trial

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A randomized controlled trial was performed to compare the effects of a home-based physical and nutritional intervention program carried out by lay-volunteers to home visits with social support alone. Buddies visited 80 prefrail or frail older persons at home twice a week for 12 weeks. The physical training and nutrition group (PTN, n = 39) performed two… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169613

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@inproceedings{Haider2017ImpactOA, title={Impact of a Home-Based Physical and Nutritional Intervention Program Conducted by Lay-Volunteers on Handgrip Strength in Prefrail and Frail Older Adults: A Randomized Control Trial}, author={Sandra Haider and Thomas Ernst Dorner and Eva Luger and A Kapan and Sylvia Titze and Christian Lackinger and Karin Schindler}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2017} }