ABSTRACTCONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Muscle strength and functional independence are considered to be determinants of frailty levels among elderly people. The aim here was to compare lower-limb muscle strength (LLMS) with functional independence in relation to sex, age and number of frailty criteria, and to ascertain the influence of these variables on elderly outpatients' independence. DESIGN AND SETTING: Quantitative cross-sectional study, in a tertiary hospital.
METHODS:The study was conducted on 150 elderly out…
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