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Project Summary

Frailty is an important, but still ill-defined geriatric condition. Moreover, it has primarily been studied from a clinical perspective, so we lack knowledge about the patient experience of frailty. This project seeks to explore the novel use of a popular social media platform, Facebook, to facilitate communication with and between older patients about their bodily experience with regard to frailty symptoms. The project will collect data via an online Facebook group and analyze it, enabling us to incorporate patient perspectives into our existing clinical definitions of frailty.

Project Keywords: Facebook, Frailty, Patient Experience