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Physical, social, psychological and existential trajectories of loss and adaptation towards the end of life for older people living with frailty: a serial interview study

  • Anna Lloyd1, 2Email author,
  • Marilyn Kendall1,
  • John M. Starr3 and
  • Scott A. Murray1
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:176

Received: 22 December 2015

Accepted: 4 October 2016

Published: 20 October 2016

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Original Submission
22 Dec 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Mar 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cathy A Maxwell
28 Apr 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helen Y.L. Chan
16 Jun 2016 Author responded Author comments - Anna Lloyd
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Jun 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 Aug 2016 Author responded Author comments - Anna Lloyd
Resubmission - Version 3
18 Aug 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 3
4 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
20 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12877-016-0350-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Primary Palliative Care Research Group, The Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh, UK
Centre for Education and Research, St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh, UK
Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK