Association of muscle strength with functional status of elderly people.

@article{Hyatt1990AssociationOM,
  title={Association of muscle strength with functional status of elderly people.},
  author={Ray H Hyatt and Michael Whitelaw and Amogh Bhat and Stewart Scott and J Douglas Maxwell},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={1990},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={330-6}
}
We have studied the association of muscle strength (quadriceps, biceps, handgrip), measured by a portable chair technique, with functional status (Barthel Index, manual dexterity, Mental Test Score, history of falls, fracture, prescribed drugs), in a sample of 92 elderly subjects attending a Local Authority Day Centre and Day Hospital. Anthropometric measurements and hand-grip strength were also measured in 30 young controls. Muscle area, mass and strength were significantly greater in young… CONTINUE READING