Jacobs Journal of Internal Medicine

Dynamometer Measurements of Grip Strength in Frail Elderly Inpatients

Published on: 2018-06-30

Abstract

Sarcopenia and frailty are two clinical entities that generate loss of independence. Sarcopenia is characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength and is a risk factor for fraility and physical disabilities. To diagnose fragility must is necessary 3 of the following 5 criteria: unintentional weight loss, decreased walking speed, low physical activity, fatigue and decreased grip strength.

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