Journal article

Systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence of sarcopenia in post acute inpatient rehabilitation

I Churilov, L Churilov, RJ MacIsaac, EI Ekinci

Osteoporosis International | Published : 2018

Abstract

Summary: Sarcopenia is associated with poor function and increased risk of falls and disability. This work reports a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence of sarcopenia in post acute inpatient rehabilitation. Sarcopenia is found to be present in approximately 50% of rehabilitation patients and its prevalence may vary with admission diagnosis. Purpose: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of reported prevalence of sarcopenia in post acute inpatient rehabilitation. Methods: Systematic review conducted according to PRISMA guidelines (PROSPERO registration number CRD42016054135). Databases searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central..

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