17. Association between lower body strength and related factors in community-dwelling older adults

Tran Viet Luc, Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, Nguyen Lan Anh, Vu Thi Thanh Huyen

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The aim of this study is identify the association between lower body strength and some related factors in community-dwelling older adults. This is a cross-sectional study with people ≥ 60 years old. Variables including demographic information, body mass index, 30-second chair stand test, frailty, time up and go test, cognitive function, falls risk, depression risk, functional independence and nutrional status, and history of fall. Lower body strength was defined by 30 seconds stand test. A total of 396 participants with mean of age was 69.6 ± 7.9 were tested. The mean of thirty second chair stand test was 11.44 ± 2.9. Cognitive function impairment and time up and go test < 12s were significant associated with lower body strength in multivariate logistics (p < 0.05). Evaluating the strength of the lower body is important to identify imbalance problems and falls. It is essential to have early screening for cognitive function and time up and go test.

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