Journal article

Prevalence of sarcopenia and associations of sarcopenia components with physical function and health-related quality of life in Australian older adults performing exercise training

Ewelina Akehurst, David Scott, Juan Peña Rodriguez, Carol Alonso Gonzalez, Jasmaine Murphy, Sandor Dorgo, Alan Hayes

Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Background Sarcopenia can be prevented and treated with exercise, particularly resistance training. Our aim was to explore the prevalence of sarcopenia and associations of its components with self-reported function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older adults training at conventional or Helsinki University Research [HUR] gyms owned and operated by an aged care provider, Uniting AgeWell in Melbourne. Methods Eighty community-dwelling older adults (mean ± SD 76.5\(\pm\)6.5 years) already undergoing resistance training were assessed for muscle strength (hand grip strength and chair stands), appendicular lean mass, and physical performance (gait speed [GS], short physica..

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