Handgrip strength as a predictor of functional, psychological and social health. A prospective population-based study among the oldest old.

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BACKGROUND muscle wasting is associated with a detrimental outcome in older people. Muscle strength measurements could be useful as part of a clinical evaluation of oldest old patients to determine who are most at risk of accelerated decline in the near future. OBJECTIVE this study aimed to assess if handgrip strength predicts changes in functional… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afq022

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@article{Taekema2010HandgripSA, title={Handgrip strength as a predictor of functional, psychological and social health. A prospective population-based study among the oldest old.}, author={Diana G Taekema and Jacobijn Gussekloo and Andrea B Maier and Rudi G. J. Westendorp and Anton J M de Craen}, journal={Age and ageing}, year={2010}, volume={39 3}, pages={331-7} }