Published Online: September 26, 2011. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.424
Author Contributions: Dr Fried had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Fried and Tinetti. Acquisition of data: Fried, Iannone, O’Leary, and Towle. Analysis and interpretation of data: Fried, Tinetti, Iannone, O’Leary, Towle, and Van Ness. Drafting of the manuscript: Fried. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Tinetti, Iannone, O’Leary, Towle, and Van Ness. Statistical analysis: Van Ness. Obtained funding: Fried and Tinetti.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant Pioneer 58381 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and by the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at Yale University School of Medicine (#P30AG21342 from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging [NIH/NIA]). Dr Fried is supported by grant K24 AG028443 from the NIH/NIA.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Andrea Benjamin, RN, provided skillful interviews of the participants.