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Health Promotion Can Postpone Frailty: Results from the RCT Elderly Persons in the Risk Zone.

Journal article
Authors Lina Behm
Lena Zidén
Kajsa Eklund
Katarina Wilhelmson
Susanne Gustafsson
Kristin Falk
Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff
Published in Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.)
Volume 33
Issue 4
Pages 303-315
ISSN 1525-1446
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Centre for Ageing and Health (Agecap)
Pages 303-315
Language en
Subject categories Other Medical Sciences


Very old persons (80+) are often described as "frail", implying that they are particularly vulnerable to adverse health outcomes. Elderly Persons in the Risk Zone was designed to determine whether a preventive home visit or multiprofessional senior group meetings could postpone deterioration in frailty if the intervention is carried out when the person is not so frail.

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