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A review of the measurement of grip strength in clinical and epidemiological studies: towards a standardised approach.

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BACKGROUND: the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People has developed a clinical definition of sarcopenia based on low muscle mass and reduced muscle function (strength or performance). Grip strength is recommended as a good simple measure of muscle strength when 'measured in standard conditions'. However, standard conditions remain to be defined. METHODS: a literature search was conducted to review articles describing the measurement of grip strength listed in Medline, Web of Sc...

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10.1093/ageing/afr051

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Roberts, HC More by this author
Denison, HJ More by this author
Martin, HJ More by this author
Syddall, H More by this author
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Journal:
Age and ageing
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Pages:
423-429
Publication date:
2011-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
URN:
uuid:f9aeb4f7-5c67-4a99-99c6-e38c344e09c0
Source identifiers:
141460
Local pid:
pubs:141460

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