Journal article

The association between SARC-F status and quality of life in High Risk Foot Clinic patients

Irina Churilov, Leonid Churilov, Michelle Proctor, Anna Galligan, David Murphy, Mark Westcott, Richard James MacIsaac, Elif Ilhan Ekinci

JCSM Clinical Reports | International Cardiovascular Forum Journal

Abstract

BackgroundHigh Risk Foot Clinic (HRFC) patients have foot ulceration commonly associated with poorer quality of life (QoL). A positive SARC-F test is predictive of sarcopenia. The objective of this study is to investigate whether SARC-F positive status is associated with lower QoL among attendees of HRFC, which is currently unknown. MethodsIn this cross-sectional study ambulatory HRFC patients were recruited at metropolitan tertiary referral hospital over one year. Demographics, comorbidities, SARC-F and EQ-5D-3L (EuroQol Group) outcomes were collected. Association between SARC-F status and EQ-5D visual analogue scale measurement, as well as individual EQ-5D-3L dimensions were investigated u..

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