PROSPECTIVE ASSOCIATIONS OF LOW MUSCLE MASS AND FUNCTION WITH 10-YEAR FALLS RISK, INCIDENT FRACTURE AND MORTALITY IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER ADULTS
S Balogun, T Winzenberg, K Wills, D Scott, G Jones, D Aitken, ML Callisaya
The journal of nutrition, health & aging | SPRINGER FRANCE | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVES: Purpose: To compare the performance of low muscle mass and function with falls risk, incident fracture and mortality over 10 years. METHODS: 1041 participants (50% women; mean age 63±7.5 years) were prospectively followed for 10 years. Falls risk was measured using the Physiological Profile Assessment, fractures were self-reported and mortality was ascertained from the death registry. Appendicular lean mass (ALM) was assessed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Four anthropometric: (ALM/height2, ALM/body mass index, ALM/weight×100, a residuals method of ALM on height and total body fat) and four performance-based measures: (handgrip strength, lower-limb muscle strength, upper..View full abstract
This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia; Arthritis Foundation of Australia; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation; Tasmanian Community Fund; and University of Tasmania Institutional Research Grants Scheme. A special thanks to the TASOAC participants, staff and volunteers.