Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Frailty Network, supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centers of Excellence program
Quebec Centre for Excellence on Aging
Received: 1 December 2017
Accepted: 30 October 2018
First Online: 26 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The participants provided a written consent to participate. Frail seniors with cognitive impairments were also eligible to participate if their caregiver accompanied them, and if their caregiver agreed to participate and answer the interview questions if the frail senior was unable to do so. The study was approved by the Comité d’éthique de la recherche du Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vieille-Capitale, the Comité d’éthique de la recherche du CHU de Québec, the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board of the University of Calgary, the Behavioral Research Ethics Board of UBC, the St. Michael’s Hospital Research Ethics Board, and the Nova Scotia Health Authority Research Ethics Board.
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