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Prevalence of sarcopenia in inpatients 70 years and older using different diagnostic criteria

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMM, SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Australia

Journal : Nursing Open

Aim To compare prevalence rates of sarcopenia applying multiple diagnostic criteria in hospitalized older patients. Design Observational, longitudinal EMPOWER study. Methods A total of 378 hospitalized inpatients aged 70 years and older were recruited. Muscle mass and strength were measured using bioelectrical impedance analysis and handheld dynamometer respectively. Nine commonly used diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia were applied. Analyses were stratified for sex. Results Mean age was 79.7 years (SD 6.43) and …
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