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

Abstract:

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
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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:b943b8d5-be52-4aeb-83fd-1245d1a065d5
Source identifiers:
462032
Local pid:
pubs:462032

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