Effect of strength training on muscle function in elderly hospitalized patients.

@article{Suetta2007EffectOS,
  title={Effect of strength training on muscle function in elderly hospitalized patients.},
  author={Charlotte Suetta and S Peter Magnusson and Nina Beyer and Michael Kjaer},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          464-72
        }
}
Immobilization due to hospitalization and major surgery leads to an increased risk of morbidity, disability and a decline in muscle function especially in frail elderly individuals. In fact, many elderly patients fail to regain their level of function and self-care before admission to hospital. Given that reduced lower limb muscle strength and loss of skeletal muscle mass (i.e. sarcopenia) have been associated with functional impairments and disability with aging, attempts to counteract this… CONTINUE READING
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