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  • Amanda Clarke1Email author,
  • Geraldine Anthony2,
  • Denise Gray3,
  • Derek Jones1,
  • Paul McNamee3,
  • Patricia Schofield4,
  • Blair H Smith2 and
  • Denis Martin5
BMC Geriatrics201212:78

Received: 7 August 2012

Accepted: 19 December 2012

Published: 31 December 2012

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Original Submission
7 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nele Van Den Noortgate
7 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sandra MG Zwakhalen
3 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Amanda Clarke
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
31 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2318-12-78

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University, Benton
Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Medical Research Institute
University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine
University of Greenwich, School of Health and Social Care
University of Teesside, School of Health and Social Care