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Prevalence and outcomes of frailty in Korean elderly population: comparisons of a multidimensional frailty index with two pheno

Body Composition Assessment
Hee Won Jun et al.
Used Parameters : FFM

Publication Year : 2014

Country : Korea

Journal : PLoS One

Background Frailty is related to adverse outcomes in the elderly. However, current status and clinical significance of frailty have not been evaluated for the Korean elderly population. We aimed to investigate the usefulness of established frailty criteria for community-dwelling Korean elderly. We also tried to develop and validate a new frailty index based on a multidimensional model. Methods We studied 693 participants of the Korean Longitudinal Study on Health and Aging (KLoSHA). We developed a new frailty index (KLoSHA Frailty …
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