Determinants of hand grip strength, knee extension strength and functional status in cancer patients.

@article{Norman2010DeterminantsOH,
  title={Determinants of hand grip strength, knee extension strength and functional status in cancer patients.},
  author={Kristina Norman and Nicole Stob{\"a}us and Christine Smoliner and Daniela Zocher and Ramona Scheufele and Luzia Valentini and Herbert Lochs and Matthias Pirlich},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={586-91}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Decreased functionality and muscle weakness are prominent features in cancer patients. We investigated determinants of muscle function assessed by hand grip and knee extension strength as well as functional status in cancer patients. METHODS 189 consecutively admitted cancer patients (age 60.8 ± 12.7 years, 96 male) were recruited. Muscle function was assessed by hand grip and knee extension strength, and percentage of anticipated peak expiratory flow (%PEF). Functional… CONTINUE READING
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