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Prevalence of sarcopenia and its association with activities of daily living and dysphagia in convalescent rehabilitation ward

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Y Yoshimura et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, BFM

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : Clinical Nutrition

Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia following stroke, musculoskeletal disease, or hospital-associated deconditioning in convalescent rehabilitation ward inpatients. The association between the activities of daily living (ADLs), dysphagia, and sarcopenia was also assessed. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed in consecutive patients admitted to convalescent rehabilitation wards. Sarcopenia was defined as a loss of skeletal muscle mass and decreased muscle strength …
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