Grip Strength Measurement to Aid Identification of Cognitive Impairment


Short Title Grip Strength Measurement
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Wessex CLAHRC/University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Contact Name Helen Roberts
Contact Email hcr@soton.ac.uk
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Sector Hospital/Acute Care Education
Region Hampshire
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Training nurses to measure the grip strength of older inpatients (low grip is associated with cognitive impairment and decline) and identify those at risk of poor healthcare outcomes.

Outcome

Improved identification of older inpatients with frailty and cognitive impairment and increased staff awareness on acute wards.


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