Journal article

Natural Regression of Frailty Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Richard Ofori-Asenso, Ken Lee Chin, Mohsen Mazidi, Ella Zomer, Jenni Ilomaki, Zanfina Ademi, J Simon Bell, Danny Liew

GERONTOLOGIST | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Frailty is a dynamic process with potential transitions over time. However, there is limited understanding of the patterns of frailty improvement. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the natural rate of frailty regression among community-dwelling older adults aged at least 60 years. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Systematic searches for studies reporting frailty improvement were performed in 5 databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL plus, Web of Science, and PsycINFO) from inception until January 2019. RESULTS: Twenty-five studies from 26 countries were included. Among a baseline population of more than 50,000 individuals, the pooled prevalence ..

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