How do doctors and researchers identify frailty?

Researchers have conducted frailty screenings using five established characteristics: unintentional weight loss, weakness (grip strength), exhaustion, low activity level and slow gait. The most commonly identified characteristic was exhaustion; the least common was slowness.

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