The effect of frailty on residential/nursing home admission in the Netherlands independent of chronic diseases and functional limitations.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of frailty on the risk of residential/nursing home admission independently of chronic diseases and functional limitations. Frailty consists of multisystem decline and is considered to be a consequence of changes in neuromuscular, endocrine and immune system functioning that occur as people age. Frailty is a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10433-005-0011-z

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