Prevalence of frailty and disability: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

@article{Gale2015PrevalenceOF,
  title={Prevalence of frailty and disability: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.},
  author={Catharine R Gale and Cyrus Cooper and Avan Aihie Sayer},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2015},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={162-5}
}
OBJECTIVE to examine the prevalence of frailty and disability in people aged 60 and over and the proportion of those with disabilities who receive help or use assistive devices. METHODS participants were 5,450 people aged 60 and over from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Frailty was defined according to the Fried criteria. Participants were asked about difficulties with mobility or other everyday activities. Those with difficulties were asked whether they received help or used… CONTINUE READING
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