Effectiveness of the interventions in preventing the progression of pre-frailty and frailty in older adults: a systematic review protocol

João Apóstolo, Richard Cooke, Elzbieta Bobrowicz-Campos, Silvina Santana, Maura Marcucci, Antonio Cano, Miriam Vollenbroek, Carol Holland

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Abstract

REVIEW QUESTION / OBJECTIVE : The objective of this review is to identify the effectiveness of the interventions in preventing progression of pre-frailty and frailty in older adults.
More specifically, the review questions are:
- What is the effectiveness of interventions in preventing or reducing frailty in older adults?
- How does effectiveness vary with degree of frailty?
- Are there factors that influence the effectiveness of interventions?
- What is the economic feasibility of interventions for pre-frailty and frailty?
INCLUSION CRITERIA : Types of participants
This review will consider studies that include older adults (female and male) aged 65 years and over, explicitly identified as pre-frail or frail by the researchers or associated medical professionals according to a pre-specified scale or index, and who have received health care and support services in any type of setting (primary care, nursing homes, hospitals).
This review will exclude studies that:
- Include participants who have been selected because they have one specific illness
- Consider people with a terminal diagnosis only.
- Types of intervention(s)/phenomena of interest:
The clinical/medical component of the review will consider studies that evaluate any type of interventions to prevent the progression of pre-frailty and frailty in older adults. These interventions will include, but will not be limited to, physical activity, multifactorial intervention, psychosocial intervention, health and social care provision, and cognitive, nutrition or medication/medical maintenance and adherence focused interventions.
The economic component of the review will consider studies that have performed any type of health economic analysis of ...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-19
Number of pages16
JournalJBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2016

Bibliographical note

Acknowledgement to the JBI Library, the Joanna Briggs Institute. Apóstolo, J., Cooke, R., Bobrowicz-Campos, E., Santana, S., Marcucci, M., Cano, A., ... Holland, C. (2016). Effectiveness of the interventions in preventing the progression of pre-frailty and frailty in older adults: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(1), 4-19.
The definitive version is available at http://www.joannabriggslibrary.org/index.php/index

This protocol is part of the project / joint action ‘664367 / FOCUS’ which has received funding from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020).

Keywords

  • frail elderly
  • pre-frailty
  • frailty

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