Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing

Prevention of the Frailty and Nursing


Department of Nursing, Başkent University School of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 347-351
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.37531
Read: 364 Downloads: 197 Published: 30 September 2021

Frailty is a condition in which physiological functions decrease with aging, and the body’s ability to adapt to stressors is impaired due to insufficient reserves. It causes many undesirable problems in the individual and increases morbidity and mortality. It has become a growing problem with the aging of society. Teamwork and individualized comprehensive planning are essential to prevent frailty. Although it is difficult to prevent frailty, it is possible to reduce, at least delay it, when the risk factors are known. Nurses always encounter frail people because they work in all areas of healthcare services. They have important responsibilities in determining the people at risk, managing interchangeable risk factors, and educating frail people and their families. This review aimed to determine the current approaches and responsibilities of nurses in preventing frailty.

EISSN 2757-9204