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Frailty and physical performance in the context of extreme poverty: a population-based study of older adults in rural Burkina Faso

Witham, Miles; Davies, Justine; Barninghausen, Till; Bountogo, Mamadou; Mann-Goehler, Jennifer; Payne, Collin; Ouermi, Lucienne; Sie, Ali; Siedner, Mark J.; Harling, Guy


Background: Little is known about the prevalence of frailty and about normal values for physical performance among older individuals in low-income countries, in particular those in sub-Saharan Africa. We describe the prevalence of phenotypic frailty, and values and correlates of several physical performance measures in a cohort of middle-aged and older people living in rural Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest communities. Methods: We analysed data collected from participants aged over 40...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-09-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Wellcome Open Research
DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15455.1
Access Rights: Open Access


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