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Grip strength across the life course: normative data from twelve British studies

Dodds, RM; Syddall, HE; Cooper, R; Benzeval, M; Deary, IJ; Dennison, EM; Der, G; ... Sayer, AA; + view all (2014) Grip strength across the life course: normative data from twelve British studies. PLoS One , 9 (12) , Article e113637. 10.1371/journal.pone.0113637. Green open access

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Abstract

Epidemiological studies have shown that weaker grip strength in later life is associated with disability, morbidity, and mortality. Grip strength is a key component of the sarcopenia and frailty phenotypes and yet it is unclear how individual measurements should be interpreted. Our objective was to produce cross-sectional centile values for grip strength across the life course. A secondary objective was to examine the impact of different aspects of measurement protocol.

Type: Article
Title: Grip strength across the life course: normative data from twelve British studies
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113637
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0113637
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 Dodds et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1458315
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