The Lausanne cohort Lc65+: a population-based prospective study of the manifestations, determinants and outcomes of frailty

@article{SantosEggimann2008TheLC,
  title={The Lausanne cohort Lc65+: a population-based prospective study of the manifestations, determinants and outcomes of frailty},
  author={Brigitte Santos-Eggimann and Athanassia Karmaniola and Laurence Seematter-Bagnoud and Jacques Spagnoli and Christophe J. B{\"u}la and Jacques Cornuz and Nicolas Rodondi and Peter Vollenweider and G{\'e}rard Waeber and Alain R. P{\'e}coud},
  journal={BMC Geriatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={20 - 20}
}
BackgroundFrailty is a relatively new geriatric concept referring to an increased vulnerability to stressors. Various definitions have been proposed, as well as a range of multidimensional instruments for its measurement. More recently, a frailty phenotype that predicts a range of adverse outcomes has been described. Understanding frailty is a particular challenge both from a clinical and a public health perspective because it may be a reversible precursor of functional dependence. The Lausanne… CONTINUE READING
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