ICT-supported interventions targeting pre-frailty: Healthcare recommendations from the personalised ICT supported service for independent living and active ageing (PERSSILAA) study

Rónán O’Caoimh*, D. William Molloy, Carol Fitzgerald, Lex Van Velsen, Miriam Cabrita, Mohammad Hossein Nassabi, Frederiek de Vette, Marit Dekker van Weering, Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, Wander Kenter, Sanne Frazer, Amélia P. Rauter, Antónia Turkman, Marília Antunes, Feridun Turkman, Marta S. Silva, Alice Martins, Helena S. Costa, Tânia Gonçalves Albuquerque, António FerreiraMario Scherillo, Vincenzo De Luca, Pasquale Abete, Annamaria Colao, Alejandro García-Rudolph, Rocío Sanchez-Carrion, Javier Solana Sánchez, Enrique J. Gomez Aguilera, Maddalena Illario, Hermie Hermens, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten

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    Abstract

    As society ages, healthcare systems are preparing for an increasing prevalence of frail, co-morbid and older community-dwellers at risk of adverse outcomes including falls, malnutrition, hospitalisation, institutionalisation and death. Early intervention is desirable and pre-frailty, before onset of functional decline, may represent a suitable transition stage to target, albeit evidence for reversibility and appropriate interventions are limited. No consensus on the definition, diagnosis or management of pre-frailty exists. This work describes 25 healthcare related findings from the recently completed PERsonalised ICT Supported Service for Independent Living and Active Ageing (PERSSILAA) project, funded under the 2013–2016 European Union Framework Programme 7 (grant #610359). PERSSILAA developed a comprehensive Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-supported platform to screen, assess, intervene and then monitor community-dwellers in two regions (Enschede in the Netherlands and Campania in Italy) in order to address pre-frailty and promote active and healthy ageing, targeting three important pre-frailty subdomains: nutrition, cognition and physical function. Proposed definitions of pre-frailty, ICT-based approaches to screen and monitor for the onset of frailty and targeted management strategies employing technology across these domains are described. The potential of these 25 healthcare recommendations in the development of future European guidelines on the screening and prevention of frailty is explored.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
    Subtitle of host publication3rd International Conference, ICT4AWE 2017, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsLeszek Maciaszek, John O Donoghue, William Molloy, Carsten Rocker, Martina Ziefle
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages69-92
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)9783319936437
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
    Event3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2017 - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 28 Apr 201729 Apr 2017
    Conference number: 3
    http://www.ict4ageingwell.org/?y=2017

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    Volume869
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2017
    Abbreviated titleICT4AWE 2017
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period28/04/1729/04/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Frailty
    • Guidelines
    • Healthcare recommendations
    • Information and communication technology
    • Pre-frailty

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    O’Caoimh, R., Molloy, D. W., Fitzgerald, C., Van Velsen, L., Cabrita, M., Nassabi, M. H., ... Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. (2018). ICT-supported interventions targeting pre-frailty: Healthcare recommendations from the personalised ICT supported service for independent living and active ageing (PERSSILAA) study. In L. Maciaszek, J. O Donoghue, W. Molloy, C. Rocker, & M. Ziefle (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health: 3rd International Conference, ICT4AWE 2017, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 69-92). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 869). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93644-4_4