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Is grip strength a good marker of physical performance among community-dwelling older people?

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Introduction: There is increasing interest in physical performance as it relates to both the current and future health of older people. It is often characterised using the Short Physical Performance Battery including assessment of gait speed, chair rises and standing balance. However this battery of tests may not be feasible in all clinical settings and simpler measures may be required. As muscle strength is central to physical performance, we explored whether grip strength could be used as a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s12603-012-0388-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Publisher:
Springer-Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
9
Pages:
769-774
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1760-4788
ISSN:
1279-7707
URN:
uuid:7e46197e-e21e-488b-a08e-483384bb0374
Source identifiers:
354723
Local pid:
pubs:354723

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