Nutricion Up 65: Handgrip strength values of Portuguese older adults

The study Nutrition UP 65 aims to reduce nutritional inequalities in the Portuguese elderly population. This project intends to improve knowledge about nutritional status, specifically about malnutrition, obesity, sarcopenia, vitamin D and hydration of the Portuguese elderly. Handgrip strength is used to identify sarcopenia and frailty phenotypes, being a potential predictor of mortality in older adults. However, uniformity is lacking in the reference values. This study aimed to describe handgrip strength values of older population aged ≥65 years in Portugal, considering the possible influence of anthropometric parameters.

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Author Joana Mendes; Teresa F. Amaral; Nuno Borges; Alejandro Santos; Patrícia Padrão; Pedro Moreira; Cláudia Afonso; Rita Negrão
Last Updated July 13, 2018, 13:45 (UTC)
Created July 2, 2018, 13:00 (UTC)
Research Domain Nutrition and food sciences
dc.Format *.excel
dc.Language EN
dc.Publisher FCNAUP
dc.Relation Handgrip strength values of Portuguese older adults: a population based study (
dc.Spatial Coverage Continental and insular Portugal
dc.TemporalCoverage December 2015 - June 2016
ddi.Data Collection Methodology Systematic study of cognitive status, sociodemographic data collection, lifestyle analysis, health status, perception of health status and medication and verification of nutritional status
ddi.Instrument Interview
ddi.Sample 1500 individuals aged 65 years and over / 10 national hospitals and 53 health units