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The psychometric properties of three self-report screening instruments for identifying frail older people in the community

Silke F Metzelthin12*, Ramon Daniëls23, Erik van Rossum1234, Luc de Witte134, Wim JA van den Heuvel15 and Gertrudis IJM Kempen1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Health Care and Nursing Science, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2 Centre of Research on Autonomy and Participation for Chronically Ill, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Heerlen, The Netherlands

3 Faculty of Health and Care, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Heerlen, The Netherlands

4 Centre of Research on Technology in Care, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Heerlen, The Netherlands

5 Department of Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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BMC Public Health 2010, 10:176  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-176

Published: 31 March 2010

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Frailty Instruments: Overview of all items. The file contains an overview of all items of the Groningen Frailty Indicator, the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (2nd subscale) and the Sherbrooke Postal Questionnaire.

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