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Assessment of diagnostics tools for sarcopenia severity using the item response theory (IRT)

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Author
Steffi M et al.
Used Parameters : SMM

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Czech

Journal : The journal of nutrition, health & aging

Objective To use the item response theory (IRT) methods to examine the degree to which the four selected tools reflect sarcopenia and to arrange them according to their ability to estimate sarcopenia severity. Design A cross-sectional study aimed at verifying the possibilities of using diagnostic tools for sarcopenia. Setting and Participants The study included residents living in an assisted living unit at the Senior Centre in Blansko (South Moravia, Czech Republic)(n= 77). Sarcopenia was estimated according to the proposals of …
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