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Grip strength and its determinants among older people in different healthcare settings.

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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...

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10.1093/ageing/aft118

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Roberts, HC More by this author
Syddall, HE More by this author
Sparkes, J More by this author
Ritchie, J More by this author
Butchart, J More by this author
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Journal:
Age and ageing
Volume:
43
Issue:
2
Pages:
241-246
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
URN:
uuid:215030c0-fa9a-49aa-95ba-bc8a98908481
Source identifiers:
416675
Local pid:
pubs:416675

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