Journal article

Muscle mass, strength, and physical performance predicting activities of daily living: a meta-analysis

Daniel XM Wang, Jessica Yao, Yasar Zirek, Esmee M Reijnierse, Andrea B Maier

Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle | WILEY | Published : 2019


Background Activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are essential for independent living and are predictors of morbidity and mortality in older populations. Older adults who are dependent in ADLs and IADLs are also more likely to have poor muscle measures defined as low muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical performance, which further limit their ability to perform activities. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine if muscle measures are predictive of ADL and IADL in older populations. Methods A systematic search was conducted using four databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and CINAHL) from date of inception to 7..

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