Objective measures of physical capability and subsequent health: a systematic review

FALCon and HALCyon Study Teams, Rachel Cooper, Diana Kuh, Cyrus Cooper, Catharine R. Gale, Debbie A Lawlor, Fiona Matthews, Rebecca Hardy

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Abstract

measures of physical capability may be predictive of subsequent health, but existing published studies have not been systematically reviewed. We hypothesised that weaker grip strength, slower walking speed and chair rising and shorter standing balance time, in community-dwelling populations, would be associated with higher subsequent risk of fracture, cognitive outcomes, cardiovascular disease, hospitalisation and institutionalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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