Journal article

Lack of knowledge and availability of diagnostic equipment could hinder the diagnosis of sarcopenia and its management

Esmee M Reijnierse, Marian AE de van der Schueren, Marijke C Trappenburg, Marjan Doves, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Majer

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Sarcopenia is an emerging clinical challenge in an ageing population and is associated with serious negative health outcomes. This study aimed to assess the current state of the art regarding the knowledge about the concept of sarcopenia and practice of the diagnostic strategy and management of sarcopenia in a cohort of Dutch healthcare professionals (physicians, physiotherapists, dietitians and others) attending a lecture cycle on sarcopenia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This longitudinal study included Dutch healthcare professionals (n = 223) who were asked to complete a questionnaire before, directly after and five months after (n = 80) attending a lecture cycle on the pathophysiolog..

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Grants

Awarded by European Union's Horizon research program PreventIT


Awarded by Marie Curie, Sklodowska, Innovative Training Network PANINI


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research program PreventIT (No 689238) to Andrea B. Maier and the Marie Curie, Sklodowska, Innovative Training Network PANINI (No 675003) to Andrea B. Maier. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.