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Muscle strength rather than muscle mass is associated with standing balance in elderly outpatients

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Author
Astrid Y. Bijlsma et al.
Used Parameters : Appendicular FFM

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Netherlands

Journal : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Objectives Assessment of the association of muscle characteristics with standing balance is of special interest, as muscles are a target for potential intervention (ie, by strength training). Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Geriatric outpatient clinic. Participants The study included 197 community-dwelling elderly outpatients (78 men, 119 women; mean age 82 years). Measurements Muscle characteristics included handgrip and knee extension strength, appendicular lean mass divided by height squared (ALM/height 2), and lean mass …
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