The American Geriatrics Society sponsored a working conference in January 2004, funded by the National Institute on Aging, to establish the state of the art in frailty research and to set a research agenda for the future. The invited participants included senior basic biologists, epidemiologists, geneticists, and clinical investigators who study aging-related issues. This article summarizes the central theoretical observations on frailty and research needs and opportunities presented and discussed at this conference, and lays out an agenda for future research on frailty.

Author(s): Fried LP, Hadley EC, Walston JD, et al.
Publication Date: Aug 3 2005

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Research Topic: Overviews of Frailty: research and clinical applications