Predicting frailty in the Aberdeen 1936 birth cohort

University of Aberdeen

Past award

Student: Oliver Brown : University of Aberdeen

Year Award Started: 2017

Frailty in old age is a condition of loss of resilience to health challenges. Improving the prediction of frailty would inform better targeting of interventions. This project will test a new measure of frailty risk. In 2000, volunteers aged 64y underwent tests of physical, cognitive and emotional health, the results were combined into a single measure – The “traid of impairment – TOI”. Now, in 2017, participants are aged 81y, and we have collected data on vital status, and hospitalisations since age 64y. Using these data, we will test how well TOI measured 16yrs ago predicted future frailty.

Research area: Other conditions


Professor Alison Murray
Institute of Medical Sciences