Evaluation of the association between pre-surgical hand grip and length of hospital stay in older adults admitted to noncardiac surgery

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The evaluation of muscle strength through the measurement of grip force or prehensile, which determines the maximum voluntary force of the hand, has been described as the simplest method for measuring muscle function. Early identification of patients with low levels of prehensile strength may facilitate the structuring of plans to promote mobility and physical fitness, especially in at-risk populations. The objective of this project is to determine the association between pre-surgical pre-surgical pre-surgical force levels and length of hospital stay in adult patients aged 60 years or over who are admitted to elective non-cardiac surgery (outpatient, hospitalization and emergency) at the Fundación Cardioinfantil-Instituto de Cardiología. A prospective cohort of adult patients (age ≤ and ≤) undergoing non-cardiac surgery (elective or scheduled and emergency) will be formed, who will previously have their prehensile strength measured with a dynamometer, and will be followed up during the hospital period and 30 days after surgery in order to evaluate complications.
Short titleAsociación fuerza prensil y estancia hospitalaria
Effective start/end date4/2/1810/22/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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