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Lower cognitive function in older patients with lower muscle strength and muscle mass

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
van Dam et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMM, SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Netherlands

Journal : Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders

Background: Low muscle strength and muscle mass are associated with adverse outcomes in older hospitalized patients. The aim of this study was to assess the association between cognitive functioning and muscle strength and muscle mass in hospitalized older patients. Methods: This prospective inception cohort included 378 patients aged 70 years or older. At admission patients were assessed for cognitive functioning by use of the Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test (6-CIT). Muscle strength and muscle mass were assessed using handheld …
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