Association Between Hip-Waist Ratio and Physical Performance in Older Adults
Geraldine A. Espinoza Gutierrez 1, Gabriela Yance-Cacñahuaray 1, Fernando M. Runzer-Colmenares 1 * , Diego Chambergo-Michilot 1, Ian Falvy-Bockos 2, Luis F. Vidal-Neira 3
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1 Universidad Cientifica del Sur, Lima, PERU
2 Hospital Central Geriatrico de la FAP, Lima, PERU
3 Centro de Diagnóstico de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Reumáticas (CEDOR), Lima, PERU
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Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the association between the hip-waist ratio (WHR) and physical performance (PP) in older adults.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective analytical design was carried out using the database of the study “Validation of the measure of grip strength with digital dynamometry in older adults”.
Results: The participants included 84 older adults, with a mean age of 78.06 ± 8.40 years with a predominance of female sex (60.71%; n=51). PP was evaluated with the Short Physical Performance Battery, with most of the participants (67.86%; n=57) presenting adequate PP, and 47.62% (n=40) had a body mass index within normal parameters. The mean WHR was 0.94 cm. ± 0.08. The WHR was altered in 78.95% (n=45) and was normal in 21.05% (n=12) of patients with adequate PP, while in participants with altered PP, 22.22% (n=6) had a normal WHR and 77.78% (n=21) had an altered WHR.
Discussion: These results suggest that WHR and PP are not associated. However, we found a significant relationship between WHR and PP in older women and older adults between 60 and 70 years of age.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/11566

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2022 - Volume 19 Issue 2, Article No: em355

Publication date: 14 Jan 2022

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