↓ Skip to main content

Dove Medical Press

Article Metrics

Grip strength as a frailty diagnostic component in geriatric inpatients

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, July 2017
Altmetric Badge

Mentioned by

twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

dimensions_citation
20 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
130 Mendeley
Title
Grip strength as a frailty diagnostic component in geriatric inpatients
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, July 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s140192
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joanna Dudzińska-Griszek, Karolina Szuster, Jan Szewieczek, Dudzińska-Griszek, Joanna, Szuster, Karolina, Szewieczek, Jan

Abstract

Frailty has emerged as a key medical syndrome predictive of comorbidity, disability, institutionalization and death. As a component of the five frailty phenotype diagnostic criteria, patient grip strength deserves attention as a simple and objective measure of the frailty syndrome. The aim of this study was to assess conditions that influence grip strength in geriatric inpatients. The study group consisted of 80 patients aged 78.6±7.0 years [Formula: see text], with 68.8% women, admitted to the Department of Geriatrics. A comprehensive geriatric assessment was complemented with assessment for the frailty phenotype as described by Fried et al for all patients in the study group. Functional assessment included Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living (Barthel Index), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale and Mini-Mental State Examination. Three or more frailty criteria were positive in 32 patients (40%), while 56 subjects (70%) fulfilled the frailty criterion of weakness (grip strength test). Multivariate linear regression analysis revealed that two independent measures showed positive association with grip strength - Mini-Mental State Examination score (β=0.239; P=0.001) and statin use (β=0.213; P=0.002) - and four independent measures were negatively associated with grip strength - female sex (β=-0.671; P<0.001), C-reactive protein (β=-0.253; P<0.001), prior myocardial infarction (β=-0.190; P=0.006) and use of an antidepressant (β=-0.163; P=0.018). Low physical activity was identified as the only independent qualitative frailty component associated with 2-year mortality in multivariate logistic regression analysis after adjustment for age and sex (odds ratio =6.000; 95% CI =1.357-26.536; P=0.018). Cognitive function, somatic comorbidity and medical treatment affect grip strength as a measure of physical frailty in geriatric inpatients. Grip strength was not predictive of 2-year mortality in this group.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profile of 1 tweeter who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 130 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 130 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 15%
Researcher 18 14%
Student > Bachelor 17 13%
Student > Postgraduate 13 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 27 21%
Unknown 26 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 18%
Psychology 6 5%
Sports and Recreations 5 4%
Engineering 4 3%
Other 13 10%
Unknown 37 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 August 2017.
All research outputs
#14,207,880
of 16,109,844 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#1,391
of 1,533 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#233,728
of 273,824 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#30
of 31 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,109,844 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,533 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.8. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 273,824 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 31 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.