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Development of a simple screening test for sarcopenia in older adults

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Author
Shinya Ishii et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2014

Country : Japan

Journal : Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Aim To develop a simple screening test to identify older adults at high risk for sarcopenia. Methods We studied 1971 functionally independent, community‐dwelling adults aged 65 years or older randomly selected from the resident register of K ashiwa city, C hiba, J apan. Data collection was carried out between S eptember and N ovember 2012. Sarcopenia was defined based on low muscle mass measured by bioimpedance analysis and either low muscle strength characterized by handgrip or low physical performance characterized by …
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