The longitudinal change in anthropometric measurements and the association with physical function decline in Japanese community-dwelling frail elderly

Sachiko Izawa, Hiromi Enoki, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Mitsunaga Iwata, Jun Hasegawa, Akihisa Iguchi, Masafumi Kuzuya

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Abstract

Although anthropometric parameters have been extensively studied regarding their relationship to physical function status, the association between these parameters and the activity of daily living (ADL) function remains controversial. We investigated whether BMI or mid-upper arm circumference (AC) is an indication of variation in the physical functioning of the frail elderly. The present study was a prospective cohort analysis of 543 community-dwelling frail elderly. Data included the participants' demographic characteristics, basic ADL, comorbidity and anthropometric measurements at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. Logistic regression models were used to investigate the association between ADL status and anthropometric measurements during the study period. Among the 543 participants, 418 maintained or improved their ADL status, while 125 showed an ADL decline during the study period. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that BMI and AC levels or ADL status at baseline were not independent predictors of the loss of ADL function or the decline in these anthropometric measurements during the study period, respectively. However, the decline in BMI and AC levels and the loss of ADL function were associated with each other during the study period. There is an association between the negative changes in anthropometric measurements during the follow-up period and the decline in ADL function during a 2-year follow-up in community-dwelling frail elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010

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Independent Living
Frail Elderly
Activities of Daily Living
Arm
Logistic Models
Comorbidity
Cohort Studies
Regression Analysis
Demography

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Izawa, Sachiko ; Enoki, Hiromi ; Hirakawa, Yoshihisa ; Iwata, Mitsunaga ; Hasegawa, Jun ; Iguchi, Akihisa ; Kuzuya, Masafumi. / The longitudinal change in anthropometric measurements and the association with physical function decline in Japanese community-dwelling frail elderly. In: British Journal of Nutrition. 2010 ; Vol. 103, No. 2. pp. 289-294.
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