Blog
About

637
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: not found

      Frailty in older adults: evidence for a phenotype.

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Frailty is considered highly prevalent in old age and to confer high risk for falls, disability, hospitalization, and mortality. Frailty has been considered synonymous with disability, comorbidity, and other characteristics, but it is recognized that it may have a biologic basis and be a distinct clinical syndrome. A standardized definition has not yet been established.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci.
          The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
          1079-5006
          1079-5006
          Mar 2001
          : 56
          : 3
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Center on Aging and Health, The John Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA. lfried@welch.jhu.edu
          Article
          11253156

          Comments

          Comment on this article