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Being Your Best: protocol for a feasibility study of a codesigned approach to reduce symptoms of frailty in people aged 65 years or more after transition from hospital

Lowthian, Judy A, Green, Maja, Meyer, Claudia, Cyarto, Elizabeth, Robinson, Elizabeth, Mills, Amber, Sutherland, Fran, Hutchinson, Alison M, Smit, De Villers, Boyd, Leanne, Walker, Katie, Newnham, Harvey and Rose, Michael 2021, Being Your Best: protocol for a feasibility study of a codesigned approach to reduce symptoms of frailty in people aged 65 years or more after transition from hospital, BMJ Open, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043223.

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Title Being Your Best: protocol for a feasibility study of a codesigned approach to reduce symptoms of frailty in people aged 65 years or more after transition from hospital
Author(s) Lowthian, Judy A
Green, Maja
Meyer, Claudia
Cyarto, Elizabeth
Robinson, Elizabeth
Mills, Amber
Sutherland, Fran
Hutchinson, Alison MORCID iD for Hutchinson, Alison M orcid.org/0000-0001-5065-2726
Smit, De Villers
Boyd, Leanne
Walker, Katie
Newnham, Harvey
Rose, Michael
Journal name BMJ Open
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Article ID e043223
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2021-03
ISSN 2044-6055
2044-6055
Keyword(s) General & Internal Medicine
general medicine
geriatric medicine
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Medicine, General & Internal
public health
Science & Technology
accident & emergency medicine
Summary Introduction The population is ageing, with increasing health and supportive care needs. For older people, complex chronic health conditions and frailty can lead to a cascade of repeated hospitalisations and further decline. Existing solutions are fragmented and not person centred. The proposed Being Your Best programme integrates care across hospital and community settings to address symptoms of frailty. Methods and analysis A multicentre pragmatic mixed methods study aiming to recruit 80 community-dwelling patients aged ≥65 years recently discharged from hospital. Being Your Best is a codesigned 6-month programme that provides referral and linkage with existing services comprising four modules to prevent or mitigate symptoms of physical, nutritional, cognitive and social frailty. Feasibility will be assessed in terms of recruitment, acceptability of the intervention to participants and level of retention in the programme. Changes in frailty (Modified Reported Edmonton Frail Scale), cognition (Mini-Mental State Examination), functional ability (Barthel and Lawton), loneliness (University of California Los Angeles Loneliness Scale-3 items) and nutrition (Malnutrition Screening Tool) will also be measured at 6 and 12 months. Ethics and dissemination The study has received approval from Monash Health Human Research Ethics Committee (RES-19-0000904L). Results will be disseminated through peer-reviewed journals, conference and seminar presentations. Trial registration number ACTRN12620000533998; Pre-results.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043223
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Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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