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Reference Values and Correlates of Grip Strength in the Oldest Old: Evidence From the Representative NRW80+ (Germany)

Published:November 16, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2021.10.013
      Isometric grip strength is a good indicator for performance of the upper body.
      • Trosclair D.
      • Bellar D.
      • Judge L.
      • Smith J.
      • Mazerat N.
      • Brignac A.
      Hand-grip strength as a predictor of muscular strength and endurance.
      Furthermore, it is highly correlated with general health, particularly among older adults.
      • Forrest K.Y.
      • Williams A.M.
      • Leeds M.J.
      • Robare J.F.
      • Bechard T.J.
      Patterns and correlates of grip strength in older Americans.
      Therefore, knowledge about the correlates of grip strength is of great importance.
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