The Prevalence of Frailty in Older Adults Referred to Primary Care Physiotherapy and the Influence of Frailty Screening on the Clinical Practice of Physiotherapists : A Mixed Methods Study

Melissa Boland
IntroductionGlobally, the proportion of the population of older adults (aged 65 and older) is growing rapidly. Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability to poor resolution of homeostasis following a stress and is the most problematic expression of population ageing. Physiotherapy is a heavily utilised social and community care service by older adults in the Republic of Ireland. An increasing number of older adults, with the potential presence of frailty, are likely to present to...
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