Journal article

Impact of using the updated EWGSOP2 definition in diagnosing sarcopenia: A clinical perspective

Jeanine M Van Ancum, Julian Alcazar, Carel GM Meskers, Barbara Rubaek Nielsen, Charlotte Suetta, Andrea B Maier

ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The revised European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP2, version 2019) definition of sarcopenia differs with respect to the EWGSOP (version 2010) definition in applied criteria and their cut-off values. We aimed to investigate the impact of the new definition on sarcopenia prevalence in various populations of older adults. METHODS: Eight cohorts, including community-dwelling older adults, geriatric outpatients and patients admitted to acute and subacute inpatient wards were assessed on sarcopenia prevalence. RESULTS: A total of 2256 participants (56.4 % female) were included with a median age of the cohorts of 71.7-83.3 years. In males, sarcopenia pr..

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