Prevalence of frailty in community-dwelling older persons: a systematic review.

  title={Prevalence of frailty in community-dwelling older persons: a systematic review.},
  author={Rose M. Collard and Han Boter and Robert Anton Schoevers and R C Richard Oude Voshaar},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={60 8},
OBJECTIVES To systematically compare and pool the prevalence of frailty, including prefrailty, reported in community-dwelling older people overall and according to sex, age, and definition of frailty used. DESIGN Systematic review of the literature using the key words elderly, aged, frailty, prevalence, and epidemiology. SETTING Cross-sectional data from community-based cohorts. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older. MEASUREMENTS In the studies that were found… CONTINUE READING
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