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Objective measures of physical capability and subsequent health: a systematic review.

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BACKGROUND: measures of physical capability may be predictive of subsequent health, but existing published studies have not been systematically reviewed. We hypothesised that weaker grip strength, slower walking speed and chair rising and shorter standing balance time, in community-dwelling populations, would be associated with higher subsequent risk of fracture, cognitive outcomes, cardiovascular disease, hospitalisation and institutionalisation. METHODS: studies were identified through syst...

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10.1093/ageing/afq117

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Age and ageing
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
14-23
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
URN:
uuid:92ff67fe-e149-457a-bc4c-7a9c47435d20
Source identifiers:
125753
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pubs:125753

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