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The Social Environment’s Relationship With Frailty : Evidence From Existing Studies. / Duppen, Daan; Van der Elst, Michael C.J.; Dury, Sarah; Lambotte, Deborah Françoise; De Donder, Liesbeth.

In: Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 3-26.

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title = "The Social Environment’s Relationship With Frailty: Evidence From Existing Studies",
abstract = "Increasingly, policymakers assume that informal networks will provide care for frail older people. While the literature has mainly discussed the role of the family, broader social networks are also considered to be important. However, these social networks can diminish in later life. This systematic review investigates whether the social environment increases the risk of frailty or helps to prevent it. Findings from 15 original studies were classified using five different factors, which denoted five dimensions of the social environment: (a) social networks, (b) social support, (c) social participation, (d) subjective neighborhood experience, and (e) socioeconomic neighborhood characteristics. The discussion highlights that the social environment and frailty are indeed related, and how the neighborhood dimensions and social participation had more consistent results than social support and social networks. Conclusively, recommendations are formulated to contemplate all dimensions of the social environment for further research examining frailty and community care.",
keywords = "aging in place, frailty, later life, social environment, systematic review",
author = "Daan Duppen and {Van der Elst}, {Michael C.J.} and Sarah Dury and Lambotte, {Deborah Fran{\cc}oise} and {De Donder}, Liesbeth",
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