Journal article

SINGLE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE MEASURES CANNOT IDENTIFY GERIATRIC OUTPATIENTS WITH SARCOPENIA

SMLM Looijaard, SJ Oudbier, EM Reijnierse, GJ Blauw, CGM Meskers, AB Maier

JOURNAL OF FRAILTY & AGING | EDITIONS SERDI | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is highly prevalent in the older population and is associated with several adverse health outcomes. Equipment to measure muscle mass and muscle strength to diagnose sarcopenia is often unavailable in clinical practice due to the related expenses while an easy physical performance measure to identify individuals who could potentially have sarcopenia is lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the association between physical performance measures and definitions of sarcopenia in a clinically relevant population of geriatric outpatients. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A cross-sectional study was conducted, consisting of 140 community-dwelling older adults that w..

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Grants

Awarded by Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging (NCHA)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, which is part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and which is partly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Furthermore, this study was supported by the seventh framework program MYOAGE (HEALTH-2007-2.4.5-10) and 050-060-810 Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging (NCHA). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.