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Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters

Shaheen Akhtar, Sanjeev Verma, Navinder Pal Singh, Monica Manhas, Mrityunjay Gupta.

Abstract
Background: With improvement in living conditions in the population and the availability of treatments for various communicable and non-communicable diseases, the life expectancy and consequently the elderly population have increased. Stress leads to mental and physical problems.

Aim and Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of stress on muscle functions in the elderly.

Materials and Methods: One hundred apparently healthy persons (50 males and 50 females) took part in the study. Perceived stress scale was used to measure their level of stress. Maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and endurance time were measured with the help of a handgrip dynamometer.

Results: The elderly population sample in our study showed a moderate level of stress, but there was no significant difference between the three age groups under study.

Conclusion: A significant positive correlation between MVC and stress level was observed in our study subjects.

Key words: Sarcopenia; Stress; Skeletal Muscle; Muscle Strength; Aging; Elderly Population


 
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Akhtar S, Verma S, Singh NP, Manhas M, Gupta M. Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(2): 359-362. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022


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Akhtar S, Verma S, Singh NP, Manhas M, Gupta M. Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=126191 [Access: February 01, 2024]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022


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Akhtar S, Verma S, Singh NP, Manhas M, Gupta M. Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(2): 359-362. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022



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Akhtar S, Verma S, Singh NP, Manhas M, Gupta M. Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2023), [cited February 01, 2024]; 13(2): 359-362. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022



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Akhtar, S., Verma, . S., Singh, . N. P., Manhas, . M. & Gupta, . M. (2023) Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 13 (2), 359-362. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022



Turabian Style

Akhtar, Shaheen, Sanjeev Verma, Navinder Pal Singh, Monica Manhas, and Mrityunjay Gupta. 2023. Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (2), 359-362. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022



Chicago Style

Akhtar, Shaheen, Sanjeev Verma, Navinder Pal Singh, Monica Manhas, and Mrityunjay Gupta. "Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13 (2023), 359-362. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Akhtar, Shaheen, Sanjeev Verma, Navinder Pal Singh, Monica Manhas, and Mrityunjay Gupta. "Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13.2 (2023), 359-362. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Akhtar, S., Verma, . S., Singh, . N. P., Manhas, . M. & Gupta, . M. (2023) Stress perception among the elderly and its effect on some muscle strength parameters. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (2), 359-362. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.11517202219122022