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Treating frailty-a practical guide

Nicola Fairhall12, Colleen Langron3, Catherine Sherrington2, Stephen R Lord4, Susan E Kurrle3, Keri Lockwood3, Noeline Monaghan1, Christina Aggar5, Liz Gill1 and Ian D Cameron1*

Author Affiliations

1 Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Ryde, Sydney 2112, Australia

2 The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney 2000, Australia

3 Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Hornsby, Sydney 2077, Australia

4 Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney 2031, Australia

5 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia

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BMC Medicine 2011, 9:83  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-83

Published: 6 July 2011

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Additional file 1:

Frailty assessment form. Single page template to guide assessment of the frail older person.

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Additional file 2:

Additional recommendations for treatment of the frail older person, classified using the ICF framework. Table illustrating an extensive list of problems seen in the frail older person and evidence based intervention to address each of these problems.

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