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Is grip strength a useful single marker of frailty?

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BACKGROUND: chronological age is widely used as a marker of frailty in clinical practice. However there can be wide variation in frailty between individuals of a similar age. Grip strength is a powerful predictor of disability, morbidity and mortality which has been used in a number of frailty scores but not as a single marker of frailty. OBJECTIVE: to investigate the potential of grip strength as a single marker of frailty in older people of similar chronological age. DESIGN: cross-sectiona...

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10.1093/ageing/afg111

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Age and ageing
Volume:
32
Issue:
6
Pages:
650-656
Publication date:
2003-11-01
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
Language:
English
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pubs:126498
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uuid:a8559b03-206e-443b-b93f-4d878bec29ae
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pubs:126498
Source identifiers:
126498
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2013-11-17

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