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The review on “Integrated Care: Enhancing the Role of the Primary Health Care Professional in Preventing Functional Decline: A Systematic Review” summarizes existing screening tools that can be used by primary care health providers to recognize older persons with early frailty. Future direction in public health studies using these tools needed to demonstrate their benefits and possible harms is also highlighted (J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Jun 1;18(6):489-494. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.03.015).
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Jean Woo, Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Director of the CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing. Prof Woo’s research interests include chronic diseases affecting elderly people, nutrition epidemiology and quality of life issues at the end of life; she has published over 550 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals.
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