Handgrip performance in relation to self-perceived fatigue, physical functioning and circulating IL-6 in elderly persons without inflammation

@article{Bautmans2007HandgripPI,
  title={Handgrip performance in relation to self-perceived fatigue, physical functioning and circulating IL-6 in elderly persons without inflammation},
  author={Ivan Bautmans and Ellen Gorus and Rose Njemini and Tony Mets},
  journal={BMC Geriatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={5 - 5}
}
BACKGROUND Low grip strength is recognized as one of the characteristics of frailty, as are systemic inflammation and the sensation of fatigue. Contrary to maximal grip strength, the physical resistance of the muscles to fatigue is not often included in the clinical evaluation of elderly patients. The aim of this study was to investigate if the grip strength and the resistance of the handgrip muscles to fatigue are related to self-perceived fatigue, physical functioning and circulating IL-6 in… CONTINUE READING

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