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Knee extension strength measurements should be considered as part of the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, June 2018
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Title
Knee extension strength measurements should be considered as part of the comprehensive geriatric assessment
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12877-018-0815-2
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Suey S. Y. Yeung, Esmee M. Reijnierse, Marijke C. Trappenburg, Gerard J. Blauw, Carel G. M. Meskers, Andrea B. Maier

Abstract

Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) generally includes handgrip strength (HGS) as a measure of overall muscle strength that is associated with various health characteristics in geriatric outpatients. Whether this is also true for knee extension strength (KES) is yet unknown. This study aims to compare the associations between health characteristics from the CGA with both HGS and KES in geriatric outpatients. Data were retrieved from a cross-sectional study. A total of 163 community-dwelling older adults referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic of a middle-sized teaching hospital were included. Health characteristics included physical, nutritional, social, psychological, diseases, cognitive, and behavioural factors. HGS and KES were assessed three times for each limb and the best performance was used for analysis. Sex-specific z-scores of HGS and KES were used to allow comparison of effect estimates. Associations between health characteristics with standardized HGS and KES were analysed with linear regression adjusted for age, sex and further adjustment for standardized KES (for model of HGS) or standardized HGS (for model of KES). Physical, nutritional and psychological health characteristics were positively associated with both HGS and KES after adjustment for age and sex, with overall stronger associations with KES compared to HGS. All significant associations with HGS were lost after further adjustment for KES; significant associations with KES remained after further adjustment for HGS, except for nutritional characteristics. Stronger associations of health characteristics with KES compared to HGS indicate its additional value and therefore inclusion of KES in the CGA is recommended.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Professor 5 7%
Student > Master 4 6%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 25 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Sports and Recreations 8 12%
Psychology 3 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 32 48%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 July 2018.
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