Prevalence and risk factors of sarcopenia among nursing home older residents

Francesco Landi, Rosa Liperoti, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder, Domenico Fusco, Simona Mastropaolo, Davide Quattrociocchi, Anna Silvia Proia, Andrea Russo

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Abstract

Sarcopenia has been indicated as a reliable marker of frailty and poor prognosis among the oldest individuals. At present, there are no data on sarcopenia in nursing home population. We evaluated the prevalence of sarcopenia and its association with functional and clinical status in a population of elderly persons aged 70 years and older living in nursing homes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-55
Number of pages8
JournalTHE JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY. SERIES A, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
Volume67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Body Composition
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Activity
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nutritional Status
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sarcopenia
  • Sex Factors

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