Handgrip strength and body composition in individuals with and without kidney disease Public Deposited

Studies have shown that reduced handgrip strength. (HGS) is associated with malnutrition in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines. However, no study has determined if other factors associated with CKD, such as lean body mass (LBM), influence HGS scores and how these HGS scores compare to normative standards. If these factors can be determined, it could be possible to more accurately interpret HGS in patients with CKD and potentially identify and treat malnutrition at earlier stages in this population. This study will expand the understanding of HGS in patients with CKD and how HGS may be used to assess nutrition status. The overall goal of this project was to describe HGS in individuals with CKD.


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  • Miller.Sarah.2021.pdf
  • https://doi.org/10.6083/kh04dq48r
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  • 2021
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