Published: 31 May 2018
Author(s): Ulrike Junius-Walker, Graziano Onder, Dagmar Soleymani, Birgitt Wiese, Olatz Albaina, Roberto Bernabei, Emanuele Marzetti, ADVANTAGE JA WP4 group
Issue: June 2018
Section: Review Article

One of the major threats looming over the growing older population is frailty. It is a distinctive health state characterised by increased vulnerability to internal and external stressors. Although the presence of frailty is well acknowledged, its concept and operationalisation are hampered by the extraordinary phenotypical and biological complexity. Yet, a widely accepted conception is needed to offer tailored policies and approaches. The ADVANTAGE Group aims to analyse the diverse frailty concepts to uncover the essence of frailty as a basis for a shared understanding.

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