Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Relationship between quadriceps muscle strength, anterior femoral muscle/fat thickness, femoral circumference, and anterior femoral muscle hardness among elderly with care needs
Akio GodaShin MurataKanako TanigawaReina FujiiYumika YoshiokaKoji NonakaHideki NakanoYuichi YasufukuKayoko Shiraiwa
Author information
JOURNAL FREE ACCESS

2019 Volume 8 Issue 4 Pages 181-185

Details
Abstract

This study aimed to verify the relationship between quadriceps muscle strength and four indices (anterior femoral muscle/fat thickness, femoral circumference,and anterior femoral muscle hardness) among the elderly with care needs. The following indices were assessed among 60 elderly individuals with care needs (23 males, 80.1±7.9 years, 37 females, 82.6±4.9 years, total:120 bilateral lower limbs): quadriceps muscle strength, anterior femoral muscle/fat thickness, femoral circumference, and anterior femoral muscle hardness. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that quadriceps muscle strength was significantly correlated with femoral circumference in males and femoral muscle thickness (p<0.05 for both) in females. These results suggest that the femoral circumference in males and the femoral muscle thickness in females reflect the quadriceps muscle strength among the elderly with care needs.

Information related to the author
© 2019 Japan Society of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top