Grip strength and its determinants among older people in different healthcare settings.
BACKGROUND: low muscle strength is central to geriatric syndromes including sarcopenia and frailty. It is well described in community-dwelling older people, but the epidemiology of grip strength of older people in rehabilitation or long-term care has been little explored. OBJECTIVE: to describe grip strength of older people in rehabilitation and nursing home settings. DESIGN: cross-sectional epidemiological study. SETTING: three healthcare settings in one town. SUBJECTS: hundred and one inpat...Expand abstract
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