REDUCED HANDGRIP STRENGTH IS ASSOCIATED WITH 1 YEARMORTALITY IN BRAZILIAN FRAIL NONAGENARIANS AND CENTENARIANS
M.L. Sáez de Asteasu, E.L. Cadore, T. Steffens, E. Blanco-Rambo, T.C. Schneider, M. Izquierdo, C. Pietta-Dias
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between handgrip strength and mortality in Brazilian frail nonagenarians and centenarians. Eighty-one oldest old were included (mean age [SD]: 94.2 [3.8] years). Data on strength was assessed by handgrip strength. Mortality rate of the participants was evaluated at 1-year follow-up after the functional assessment. A logistic regression analysis was used to assess differences in categories of handgrip strength between groups regarding the mortality rate. Forty-six participants (56.8%) had reduced handgrip strength. After 1 year, there were 16 deaths. Those older adults with a low handgrip strength had higher prevalence (28.3% vs. 8.6%) and increased risk of mortality than those with preserved handgrip strength (Odds ratio=4.4, confidence interval 95% 1.1, 18.4) (p=0.042). Reduced handgrip strength is associated with higher mortality rate at 1-year follow-up in Brazilian frail nonagenarians and centenarians.
M.L. Sáez de Asteasu ; E.L. Cadore ; T. Steffens ; E. Blanco-Rambo ; T.C. Schneider ; M. Izquierdo ; C. Pietta-Dias ; (2023): Reduced Handgrip Strength Is Associated with 1 Year-Mortality in Brazilian Frail Nonagenarians and Centenarians. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2023.21