Handgrip strength and antropometry of a population of Peruvian older adults

Casado FL & Casado-Pena JP
AIM: Population aging is a worldwide phenomenon leading to increased life expectancy without necessarily meaning more years of autonomous life. Frailty is characterized by diminished strength, resistance and physiological function that increase vulnerability leading to dependency and mortality. While frailty diagnoses requires a clinical assessment of the patients overall health including at least five different criteria, the relationship among them it is little explored. Peru´s recent economic and political stability has led to increased life...
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