Prevalence of probable sarcopenia in community-dwelling older Swiss people – a cross-sectional study

Julia Wearing, Peter Konings, Rob A. De Bie, Maria Stokes & Eling D. De Bruin
Background The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People has recently defined new criteria for identifying “(probable) sarcopenia” (EWGSOP2). However, the prevalence of probable sarcopenia, defined by these guidelines, has not been determined extensively, especially in the oldest old. This study aims to determine the prevalence of probable sarcopenia in older, community-living people and its association with strength-related determinants. Methods Handgrip strength and reported determinants (age, height, weight, osteoarthritis of hands, medications, fall history,...
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