Sarcopenia and mortality among older nursing home residents

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

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Sarcopenia has been indicated as a reliable marker of frailty and poor prognosis among the oldest individuals. At present, no data are available on sarcopenia in the nursing home population. The aim of the current study was to explore the relationship between sarcopenia and all-cause mortality in a population of elderly persons aged 70 years and older living in a nursing home in Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cause of Death
  • Cohort Studies
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Frail Elderly
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Muscle Strength
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physical Fitness
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sarcopenia
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Factors
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Survival Rate


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