Journal article

Lack of Knowledge Contrasts the Willingness to Counteract Sarcopenia Among Community-Dwelling Adults

Jeanine M Van Ancum, Carel GM Meskers, Esmee M Reijnierse, Suey SY Yeung, Nini H Jonkman, Marijke C Trappenburg, Mirjam Pijnappels, Andrea B Maier

Journal of Aging and Health | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: Sarcopenia is highly prevalent in older adults. Knowledge among community-dwelling adults is important for effective prevention and treatment of sarcopenia. This study aims to assess current knowledge about sarcopenia, investigate willingness for treatment and prevention, and awareness of muscle health. Method: Participants who attended health educational events completed a questionnaire on knowledge about sarcopenia. Self-perceived muscle health was assessed by visual analog scale. Objective muscle measures included muscle mass, handgrip strength, and gait speed. Results: Included participants were 197 (median aged 67.9 years [interquartile range = 57.0-75.1]). Eighteen participa..

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