Journal article

Changes in Nutritional Status and Musculoskeletal Health in a Geriatric Post-Fall Care Plan Setting

Romy Conzade, Steven Phu, Sara Vogrin, Ebrahim Bani Hassan, Walter Sepulveda-Loyola, Barbara Thorand, Gustavo Duque

Nutrients | MDPI | Published : 2019


Understanding how changes in nutritional status influence musculoskeletal recovery after falling remains unclear. We explored associations between changes in nutritional status and musculoskeletal health in 106 community-dwelling older adults aged ≥65 years, who attended the Falls and Fractures Clinic at Sunshine Hospital in St Albans, Australia after falling. At baseline and after 6 months, individuals were assessed for Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®), grip strength, gait speed, Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), and bone turnover marker levels. Associations were examined using multiple linear regression, adjusted for baseline covariates and post-fall ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS). Romy Conzade received a PhD scholarship from the 'Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes'. The funding sponsors had no role in the design of the study, in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results.