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Hand Grip Strength as a Marker of Frailty in Surgical Patients

2016-11-18 12:53:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study aims to assess if grip strength can be used as a single, objective surrogate of frailty assessment in the surgical population.

Description

Frailty is associated with worse outcomes. Current screening surveys are cumbersome, most containing multiple components. For frail patients particularly, it can be difficult to ascertain all the information requested. There is a need for a simple, one step, objective screening measure of frailty. There is some evidence in the medicine patients that grip strength may be related to frailty, but no such information is available for surgical patients.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Frailty

Intervention

Obtain grip strength from a standardized gripometer

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Yale University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-18T12:53:22-0500

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