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Knee extension strength measurements should be considered as part of the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Yeung et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Netherlands

Journal : BMC Geriatrics

Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) generally includes handgrip strength (HGS) as a measure of overall muscle strength that is associated with various health characteristics in geriatric outpatients. Whether this is also true for knee extension strength (KES) is yet unknown. This study aims to compare the associations between health characteristics from the CGA with both HGS and KES in geriatric outpatients. Data were retrieved from a cross-sectional study. A total of 163 community-dwelling older adults referred to a geriatric …
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