The quality of life of elderly people decreases with age and is adversely affected by sarcopenia (decreased muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical activity) and chronic degenerative diseases. Assessment of handgrip strength is used for screening for sarcopenia. Handgrip strength is expected to predict the quality of life of elderly people. In this study, we aimed to assess the correlation of handgrip strength (measured using Jamar dynamometer) with the quality of life (measured using the EQ-5D and EQ-5D VAS questionnaires) of elderly patients. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 123 elderly patients at the Geriatric Outpatient Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital. Findings of the Spearman test showed a significant correlation of handgrip strength with quality of life as measured using the EQ-5D questionnaire (r = 0.219; p = 0.015) and EQ-5D VAS questionnaire (r = 0.266; p = 0.003). In conclusion, a significant correlation was observed between handgrip strength and the quality of life of elderly patients.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sept 2018|
|Event||2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Jul 2018 → 18 Jul 2018