Journal article

Lower Skeletal Muscle Mass at Admission Independently Predicts Falls and Mortality 3 Months Post-discharge in Hospitalized Older Patients

Esmee M Reijnierse, Sjors Verlaan, Vivien K Pham, Wen Kwang Lim, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier

The Journals of Gerontology: Series A | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Approximately 10% of older adults are annually admitted to a hospital. Hospitalization is associated with a higher risk of falls and mortality after discharge. This study aimed to identify predictors at admission for falls and mortality 3 months post-discharge in hospitalized older patients. METHODS: The Evaluation of Muscle parameters in a Prospective cohort of Older patients at clinical Wards Exploring Relations with bed rest and malnutrition (EMPOWER) study is an observational, prospective longitudinal inception cohort of 378 patients aged 70 years and older who were subsequently admitted to a tertiary hospital (the Netherlands). Potential predictors for falls and mortality 3 ..

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Awarded by EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020 (No 689238 and No 675003) and financially supported by Nutricia Research Foundation, The Netherlands. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of data, writing of the manuscript and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.