Journal article

GripBMI- A fast and simple sarcopenia screening tool in post acute inpatient rehabilitation

Irina Churilov, Leonid Churilov, Kim Brock, David Murphy, Richard J MacIsaac, Elif I Ekinci

Clinical Nutrition | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND & AIMS: Sarcopenia is prevalent in post acute inpatient rehabilitation. An easy to administer screening test may improve identification of sarcopenia in this population, which may promote its early detection and treatment. THE AIMS OF THIS STUDY WERE: a) To investigate clinical utility of SARC-F as a European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People2 (EWGSOP2) recommended tool for sarcopenia case finding in post acute inpatient rehabilitation. b) To develop an easy and pragmatic screening test for sarcopenia in healthcare settings with limited ability to measure the patients' muscle mass for confirmation of the sarcopenia diagnosis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study with pros..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Irina Churilov acknowledges the support of the Australian Commonwealth Government through the Australian Government Research Training Scholarship.