Filteau S, PrayGod G, Woodd SL, Friis H, Heimburger DC, Koethe JR, Kelly P, Kasonka L, Rehman AM. Nutritional status is the major factor affecting grip strength of African HIV patients before and during antiretroviral treatment. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH. 2017 Jul 16. PMID: 28712113 [PubMed]
Low grip strength is a marker of frailty and a risk factor for mortality among HIV patients and other populations. We investigated factors associated with grip strength in malnourished HIV patients at referral to ART, and at 12 weeks and 2-3 years after starting ART.