Journal article

Lower-limb muscle strength: normative data from an observational population-based study

Julie A Pasco, Amanda L Stuart, Kara L Holloway-Kew, Monica C Tembo, Sophia X Sui, Kara B Anderson, Natalie K Hyde, Lana J Williams, Mark A Kotowicz

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The extent of muscle deterioration associated with ageing or disease can be quantified by comparison with appropriate reference data. The objective of this study is to present normative data for lower-limb muscle strength and quality for 573 males and 923 females aged 20-97 yr participating in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study in southeastern Australia. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, measures of muscle strength for hip flexors and hip abductors were obtained using a Nicholas manual muscle tester, a hand-held dynamometer (HHD; kg). Leg lean mass was measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA; kg), and muscle quality calculated as strength/mass (N/kg). RESULTS: For bot..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, projects 251638, 299831, 628582), but they played no part in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. KLH-K was supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, MCT and SXS by a Deakin Postgraduate Scholarship, KBA by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, NKH by a Faculty Postgraduate Research Award (Deakin) and LJW by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Career Development Fellowship (1064272) and an NHMRC Investigator Grant (1174060).