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The feasibility of deriving the Electronic Frailty Index from Australian general practice records

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Maree Ticehurst, Ruth Peters, Rona Macniven, Magnolia Cardona
Across the world, people are living longer, but with more chronic conditions, disability and frailty. This study aimed to examine the feasibility of deriving an electronic Frailty Index (eFI) and to use the index to describe the prevalence of frailty and the prevalence with socioeconomic...
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Impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on the activity and mental health of older people in Indonesia: a qualitative study

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused detrimental impacts on different population groups throughout the world. This study aimed to explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic’s mandatory lockdown protocols on individual and social activities and mental health conditions of community-dwelling older people in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Screening for and managing the person with frailty in primary care: ICFSR consensus guidelines

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Ruiz J.G., Dent E., Morley J.E., Merchant R.A., Beilby J., Beard J., Tripathy C., Sorin M., Andrieu S., Aprahamian I., Arai H., Aubertin-Leheudre M., Bauer J.M., Cesari M., Chen L.-K., Cruz-Jentoft A.J., De Souto Barreto P., Dong B., Ferrucci L., Fielding R., Flicker L., Lundy J., Reginster J.Y., Rodriguez-Mañas L., Rolland Y., Sanford A.M., Sinclair A.J., Viña J., Waters D.L., Won C.W., Woo J., Vellas B.

Although frailty, disability and multimorbidity often coexist and interact, they are distinct and separate concepts. Growing evidence suggests that each of these interrelated conditions is preventable and their associated complications manageable.

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Frailty combined with loneliness or social isolation: an elevated risk for mortality in later life

Frailty, loneliness, and social isolation are all associated with adverse outcomes in older adults, but little is known about their combined impact on mortality. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling older adults aged 65 and older (n = 1,427)...

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Frailty and Seasonality

Frailty in older adults is a complex condition in which only a minor external stressor may cause severe complications leading to death. In the context of the recent devastating bushfires in Australia and the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, recognising and protecting those affected has magnified the...