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A pilot study of malnutrition among elderly in a Malaysia elderly care centre - part i: assessment of handgrip strength measurement

Bani, Nurul Aini and Musa, Rafizah and Dziyauddin, Rudzidatul Akmam and Hassan, Mohamad Zaki and Usman, Sahnius and Mad Kaidi,, Hazilah and Mohd. Hashim, Nor Fazilah and MasUd, Abdullahi Abubakar and Sukki, Firdaus Muhammad and Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa (2018) A pilot study of malnutrition among elderly in a Malaysia elderly care centre - part i: assessment of handgrip strength measurement. In: 2nd International Conference on BioSignal Analysis, Processing and Systems, ICBAPS 2018, 24 July 2018 - 26 July 2018, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICBAPS.2018.8527416


The number of elderly population in Malaysia of aged 60 years and above is expected to increase every year. Apart from that, the life expectancy of the elderly population is also estimated to rise up with female tend to live longer than male. These uncontrollable factors can lead to a declining healthy lifestyle if the current health care system is inadequate and inappropriate in providing services to the elderly population especially to those that require rehabilitation program to return to their premorbid function. In some cases, these frail elderly were sent to Elderly Care Centre by their primary care taker due to limited nursing ability, time and space. In this pilot study, handgrip strength among elderly and pre-elderly community residing at an Elderly Care Center in Branang, Malaysia is measured using a cross-sectional study design. In overall, 12 male occupants (8 elderly, 4 pre-elderly people) aged 50 years and above were interviewed to obtain data on their sociodemographic characteristics, medical history, hand functionality and hand strength measurements. The overall sample mean (standard deviation) age are 63 (8) years. The mean (standard deviation) of handgrip measurements is 12.47 (6.69) kg.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:elderly care centre, handgrip strength measurement
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:83410
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 13:22
Last Modified:24 Oct 2019 01:17

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