The aim of the HANC study was to optimize the preventive home visit by adding objective and subjective assessment tools to evaluate the risk factors of functional impairment and disability in community-dwelling older adults. All community dwelling residents of Denmark aged 75 years and older are offered a preventive home visit by a health care worker from the municipality. Between March 2013 and September 2014, the preventive home visit’s offer letter of Odense Municipality also included information about the HANC study. Residents who took part in the preventive home visit and consented to participate in the HANC study underwent a series of tests assessing physical function, cognitive function, quality of life etc., and wore an accelerometer (tri-axial accelerometer (ActiGraph GT3X/GT3X+; ActiGraph inc, Pensacola, FL, USA)) for 7 days on their dominant wrist. The accelerometer was worn both during waking hours and sleep time (24 h) and was only removed if the participants was showering or engaging in any water activities. Detailed instructions were given on what to record in their accelerometer wear-time diary (e.g., sleep, wake and nap times). They were encouraged to maintain their usual daily routines during the 7-day period.

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