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Muscle mass and muscle strength are associated with pre-and post-hospitalization falls in older male inpatients: a longitudinal

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Van Ancum et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Netherlands

Journal : BMC Geriatrics

Low muscle mass and strength are highly prevalent in inpatients. It is acknowledged that low muscle mass and strength are associated with falls in community-dwelling older adults, but it is unknown if these muscle measures are also associated with falls in a population of older inpatients. This study aimed to investigate the association between muscle measures and pre-and post-hospitalization falls in older inpatients. An inception cohort of patients aged 70 years and older, admitted to an academic teaching hospital, was included in this study …
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