Source: Age and Ageing, 2013, online
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Date of publication: August 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Low muscle strength causes many different problems among the elderly, and has been well documented in those living at home. This study investigates its epidemiology in older people who are in rehabilitation or long-term care. It found that older people living in the community had higher grip strength than people in care, and that grip strength also varied widely between healthcare settings. This research will have implications on falls research.
Length of publication: 1 page
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