Is handgrip strength and key pinch measurement related with biochemical parameters of nutrition in peritoneal dialysis patients?

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YARDIMCI B., SUMNU A., KAYA I., Gursu M., Aydın Z., KARADAG S., ...More

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.31, no.4, pp.941-945, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.314.7595
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.941-945
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Backgrounds Et Objective: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) frequently causes Protein Energy Wasting (PEW), which is an important morbidity and mortality factor. Although it is difficult to assess PEW with a reliable method, there are various methods such as Handgrip strength test (HST), serum albumin, cholesterol, etc. HST is a simple and reliable antropometric method which is used for nutritional status and body muscle strength. This study aims to assess the relationship between HST and biochemical markers in evolution of nutritional status of ESRD patients.