The CFN led Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is looking for your input!

July 10, 2019

How You Can Help

Are you an older adult living with frailty, a caregiver, researcher, clinician, policy maker, industry representative or working in the area of frailty?

CFN is seeking individuals who would like to take part in a global Delphi survey that we are conducting in order to identify a set of common outcomes for frailty (e.g. mobility, mental health status, cardio/lung health)

The Delphi survey process is a structured process that allows for surveys to be conducted in a series of “rounds”, and that allows participants to analyse survey results and re-assess their answers with the aim of arriving at consensus.

A set of common outcomes will enable findings from research and translational studies to be collectively analyzed to better inform patient care. The FOCUS (Frailty Outcomes Consensus) Project aims to standardize research studies so that common outcomes are captured in all frailty studies.

Your Participation:

  • Completing a survey in which you score the importance of each outcome with regard to its inclusion in a group of common outcomes.
  • Three rounds of voting (surveys) are planned over the span of a few months.
  • Each survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
  • It is anticipated that the first round will begin in mid to late August.

We would greatly appreciate your participation, as we aim to gather the input of stakeholders from around the world in this important initiative.  Participation is open to researchers, clinicians, policy makers, industry representatives, persons living with frailty and their family/friend caregivers.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Jeanette Prorok (jeanette@cfn-nce.ca) or 613- 549-6666 ext 6210 or complete the form below.

Participate in the FOCUS Project Delphi Process