Journal article

Diagnostic differences and agreement between the original and revised European Working Group (EWGSOP) consensus definition for sarcopenia in community -dwelling older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Anthony Villani, Rebecca McClure, Michelle Barrett, David Scott

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020


AIM: We aimed to compare diagnostic differences for identification of sarcopenia using the original operational definition developed by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP1) and the most recently revised EWGSOP2 definition in community dwelling older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Appendicular Lean Mass (ALM) corrected for height (ALM/m2) was assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Muscle strength was assessed using hand-grip strength (HGS) or chair stands, and the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) and gait speed were used to evaluate lower extremity physical function. Cohen's kappa (κ) statistic was applied to determine the d..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by funding from the School of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a stipend awarded to Rebecca McClure from the Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association. David Scott is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship (GNT1123014) and an NHMRC Investigator Grant (GNT1174886).