Effects of muscle strength training and megestrol acetate on strength, muscle mass, and function in frail older people.

@article{Sullivan2007EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of muscle strength training and megestrol acetate on strength, muscle mass, and function in frail older people.},
  author={Dennis H Sullivan and Paula K Roberson and E Suzanne Smith and Joseph A. Price and Melinda M Bopp},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          20-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the independent and combined effects of progressive resistance muscle strength training (PRMST) and megestrol acetate (MA) on strength, muscle mass, and function in older recuperative care patients. DESIGN Double-blind, randomized, controlled intervention using a two-by-two factorial design and conducted between 1999 and 2001. SETTING University-affiliated Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-nine patients (mean age 79.4 +/- 7.4, 90% white… CONTINUE READING
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