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Sarcopenia is associated with worse recovery of physical function and dysphagia and a lower rate of home discharge in Japanese

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Y. Yoshimura et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Nutrition

Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of sarcopenia on functional outcomes, including activities of daily living (ADLs); dysphagia status; and the rate of home discharge, among hospitalized adults receiving convalescent rehabilitation. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 898 patients newly admitted to in-hospital convalescent rehabilitation wards at a single rehabilitation hospital in Japan. Baseline sarcopenia was diagnosed using muscle mass index and handgrip strength according to the …
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