The power of human muscle
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Number of Master Places Available
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Summary This project will determine the risk factors of muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance decline during hospitalization and determine intervention factors related to improvement of muscle health in hospitalized patients.
Muscle is one of the most powerful, but neglected organs of our human body. Physical inactivity leads to immediate significant decrease in volume and therewith muscle function, whereas recovery of function is hard to accomplish without dedicated intervention. The multisite EMPOWER-GR study aims to 1. evaluate the course of muscle mass and function during acute hospitalization and geriatric rehabilitation and 2. intervene by use of dedicated strength and nutritional interventions during geriatric rehabilitation to increase muscle mass and function. The EMPOWER-GR study is based on results of the EMPOWER I study conducted in the acute patient setting, indicating the urgent need for individualized interventions to preserve physical function in the aged patient.
This project will determine the risk factors of muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance decline during hospitalization and determine intervention factors related to improvement of muscle health in hospitalized patients.
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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