Journal article

Longitudinal Changes in Muscle Mass, Muscle Strength, and Physical Performance in Acutely Hospitalized Older Adults

Jesse J Aarden, Esmee M Reijnierse, Marike van der Schaaf, Martin van der Esch, Lucienne A Reichardt, Rosanne van Seben, Jos A Bosch, Jos WR Twisk, Andrea B Maier, Raoul HH Engelbert, Bianca M Buurman

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Acute hospitalization may lead to a decrease in muscle measures, but limited studies are reporting on the changes after discharge. The aim of this study was to determine longitudinal changes in muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical performance in acutely hospitalized older adults from admission up to 3 months post-discharge. DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This study included 401 participants aged ≥70 years who were acutely hospitalized in 6 hospitals. All variables were assessed at hospital admission, discharge, and 1 and 3 months post-discharge. METHODS: Muscle mass in kilograms was assessed by multifrequency Bio-el..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (NWO-ZonMw)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (NWO-ZonMw), grant number 16156071, awarded to BB, and a doctorate grant from the Dutch research council (NWO), awarded to JJA.