Journal article

Sarcopenia Definitions and Their Associations With Mortality in Older Australian Women

Marc Sim, Richard L Prince, David Scott, Robin M Daly, Gustavo Duque, Charles A Inderjeeth, Kun Zhu, Richard J Woodman, Jonathan M Hodgson, Joshua R Lewis

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship of 4 sarcopenia definitions with long-term all-cause mortality risk in older Australian women. DESIGN: Data from the Perth Longitudinal Study in Aging Women from 2003 to 2013 was examined in this prospective cohort study. The 4 sarcopenia definitions were the United States Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP), and adapted FNIH (AUS-POPF) and EWGSOP (AUS-POPE) definitions using Australian population-specific cut-points [<2 standard deviation (SD)] below the mean of young healthy Australian women. All-cause mortality was captured via linked data systems. SETTING AND..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the staff at the Western Australia Data Linkage Branch, Hospital Morbidity Data Collection and Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages for their work on providing the data for this study. The Perth Longitudinal Study of Aging in Women (PLSAW) was funded by Healthway, the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation and by project grants 254627, 303169 and 572604 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.