Risk factors and protective factors associated with incident or increase of frailty among community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review of longitudinal studies

@inproceedings{Feng2017RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors and protective factors associated with incident or increase of frailty among community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review of longitudinal studies},
  author={Zeyun Feng and Marjolein Lugtenberg and Carmen B Franse and Xinye Fang and Shanlian Hu and Chunlin Jin and Hein Raat},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION Frailty is one of the greatest challenges facing our aging population, as it can lead to adverse outcomes such as institutionalization, hospitalization, and mortality. However, the factors that are associated with frailty are poorly understood. We performed a systematic review of longitudinal studies in order to identify the sociodemographic, physical, biological, lifestyle-related, and psychological risk or protective factors that are associated with frailty among community… CONTINUE READING
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