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Friendship-related social isolation is a potential risk factor for the transition from robust to prefrailty among healthy older

Uno et al.
Used Parameters : ASMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : European Geriatric Medicine

Purpose Social factors are often overlooked when considering physical frailty. The purpose of this study was to determine whether social isolation is associated with new onset of physical frailty among healthy Japanese older adults. Methods This was a 1-year prospective cohort study conducted in Japan from August 2014 to August 2015. The participants were 229 Japanese older people (106 men, 123 women, mean age= 69.3±4.2 years) who did not have prefrailty or frailty at baseline and who were current students or …
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