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A frailty instrument for primary care: findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
Romero-Ortuno, Roman; Walsh, Cathal Dominic; Lawlor, Brian A; Kenny, Rose Anne
Background: A frailty paradigm would be useful in primary care to identify older people at risk, but appropriate metrics at that level are lacking. We created and validated a simple instrument for frailty screening in Europeans aged ≥50. Our study is based on the first wave of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE,, a large population-based survey conducted in 2004-2005 in twelve European PUBLISHED peer-reviewed
Keyword(s): primary care; older people; risk
Publication Date:
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): 028857
BMC Geriatrics;10: 57
QLK6-CT-2001- 00360
RII-CT- 2006-062193
Publisher(s): BioMed Central
First Indexed: 2016-03-03 05:32:31 Last Updated: 2016-03-03 05:32:31