Journal article

Diminished Dynamic Physical Performance Is Associated With Orthostatic Hypotension in Geriatric Outpatients

Eline S de Bruine, Esmee M Reijnierse, Marijke C Trappenburg, Jantsje H Pasma, Oscar J de Vries, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Orthostatic hypotension (OH), a blood pressure drop after postural change, is a highly prevalent and disabling syndrome in older adults. Yet, the association between physical performance and OH is not clearly established. The aim of this study was to determine whether different types of physical performance are associated with OH in a clinically relevant population of geriatric outpatients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 280 geriatric outpatients (mean age: 82.2 years, standard deviation: 7.1). Orthostatic hypotension was determined using intermittently measured blood pressure and continuously measured blood pressure in a random subgroup of 58 patients. ..

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Grants

Awarded by seventh framework program MYOAGE


Awarded by Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging (NCHA)


Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research program PreventIT


Awarded by Marie Curie, Sklodowska, Innovative Training Network PANINI


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, which is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and which is partly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Furthermore, this study was supported by the seventh framework program MYOAGE (HEALTH-2007-2.4.5-10), 050-060-810 Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging (NCHA), the European Union's Horizon 2020 research program PreventIT (No 689238) and the Marie Curie, Sklodowska, Innovative Training Network PANINI (No 675003). The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.