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Muscle strength is longitudinally associated with mobility among older adults after acute hospitalization: The Hospital-ADL study.

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Summary of "Muscle strength is longitudinally associated with mobility among older adults after acute hospitalization: The Hospital-ADL study."

30 to 60% of the acute hospitalized older adults experience functional decline after hospitalization. The first signs of functional decline after discharge can often be observed in the inability to perform mobility tasks, such as raising from a chair or walking. Information how mobility develops over time is scarce. Insight in the course of mobility is needed to prevent and decrease mobility limitations.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0219041

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The amount of force generated by MUSCLE CONTRACTION. Muscle strength can be measured during isometric, isotonic, or isokinetic contraction, either manually or using a device such as a MUSCLE STRENGTH DYNAMOMETER.

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