Frailty and injuries in later life: The FICSIT trials

M. G. Ory, K. B. Schechtman, J. P. Miller, E. C. Hadley, M. A. Fiatarone, M. A. Province, C. L. Arfken, D. Morgan, S. Weiss, M. Kaplan, J. E. Rossiter, M. C. Hornbrook, V. J. Stevens, D. J. Wingfield, M. R. Greenlick, M. E. Tinetti, D. I. Baker, E. B. Claus, R. I. Horwitz

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Physical frailty and fall-related injuries present two of the biggest threats to older people's functioning and quality of life. The Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (FICSIT) trials represent a set of eight different clinical trials concerning physical frailty and injuries in later life. This report documents the history and organization of the trials and provides an overview of the measures being collected at multiple sites and the analytic strategies to be used for multi- site investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-296
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993


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