Absolute strength and loss of strength as predictors of mobility decline in older adults: the InCHIANTI study.

@article{Hicks2012AbsoluteSA,
  title={Absolute strength and loss of strength as predictors of mobility decline in older adults: the InCHIANTI study.},
  author={Gregory Evan Hicks and Michelle D Shardell and Dawn E. Alley and Ram Ron Miller and Stefania Bandinelli and Jack Guralnik and Fulvio Lauretani and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={66-73}
}
BACKGROUND Theoretical definitions of sarcopenia traditionally emphasize age-related loss of muscle strength; however, most analyses of the association between strength and mobility examine strength at a single time point. This study sought to identify sex-specific cutpoints for muscle strength and power (at one time point) and 3-year changes in strength and power that would maximize prediction of 3-year mobility decline. METHODS Longitudinal analysis of 934 adults aged ≥65 years enrolled in… CONTINUE READING

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