Journal article

Sarcopenia Is Associated With Reduced Function on Admission to Rehabilitation in Patients With Diabetes

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

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: This work aims to estimate the prevalence of sarcopenia and to investigate the association between sarcopenia and functional performance in patients with and without diabetes admitted for inpatient rehabilitation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted to the subacute inpatient rehabilitation unit at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Australia (November 2016 to March 2020) were prospectively recruited into this cross-sectional study. Sarcopenia was diagnosed using the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People 2018 algorithm. Participants' functional performance was measured by the total Functional Independence Measure, motor Functional Independence Measure,..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the assistance of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Decision Support Team. I.C. acknowledges the support of the Australian Commonwealth Government through the Australian Government Research Training Scholarship.