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Dear Colleagues,

Frailty is considered a complex and important issue associated with human aging. Frailty predicts adverse outcomes such as disability, falls, hospitalization, institutionalization and premature death. So, it’s important to improve the identification of frail older people. In addition, effective interventions are needed to delay this process and to prevent adverse outcomes. The objective of this special issue is to call for manuscripts that cover frailty in a broad sense, using physical frailty or multidimensional frailty, including also psychological and social frailty, as a basis for the study. Specific attention is focused on studies showing the effectiveness of certain interventions.

Professor Robbert Gobbens

Guest Editor

Submission Deadline: 15 December 2019

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers and Short Communications. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

See Papers Published in This Special Issue (7 papers)


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Guest Editor

  • Professor Robbert Gobbens

    Inholland University of Applied Sciences

    Zonnehuisgroep Amstelland

    University of Antwerp

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