Reliability and Concurrent Validity of the SARC-F and Its Modified Versions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Stefanie N Voelker, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Andrea B Maier, Esmee M Reijnierse
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVES: Sarcopenia, being prevalent in up to 40% of older adults, is associated with adverse health outcomes. The international sarcopenia guidelines recommend screening for sarcopenia using the SARC-F. A previous meta-analysis (2017) reported poor validity of the SARC-F among community-dwelling older adults. Since then, modified SARC-F versions were developed and new sarcopenia definitions were published, including the SARC-F for case-finding. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the reliability of the SARC-F and its concurrent validity to identify sarcopenia. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Adults (all ages) from any study popu..View full abstract
This research was funded by an unrestricted grant of the University of Melbourne, Australia, received by Prof. Andrea B. Maier.