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Characteristics of physical prefrailty among Japanese healthy older adults

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Matsushita E et al.
Used Parameters : ASM, PBF

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Japan

Journal : Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Aim The purpose of the present study was to clarify the characteristics of frailty at an early stage (prefrailty) in a healthy elderly Japanese population. Methods The participants were 620 healthy older adults (age range 60–89 years) who were current students or graduates of a community college for older adults in Japan. All participants were evaluated using the Kihon Checklist, a tool developed to screen for frailty in Japan. The participants were categorized by the Fried criteria (lost weight, handgrip strength, walking speed, exhaustion …
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