Prevalence and risk factors of sarcopenia in elderly nursing home residents


Tasar P. T. , ŞAHİN S. , KARAMAN E. , ULUSOY M. S. , DUMAN S. , BERDELİ A. , ...More

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, vol.6, no.3, pp.214-219, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurger.2015.03.002
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-219
  • Keywords: Sarcopenia, Elderly, Prevalence, SKELETAL-MUSCLE MASS, DWELLING OLDER-PEOPLE, EUROPEAN CONSENSUS, NUTRITIONAL-STATUS, EWGSOP DEFINITION, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, BODY-COMPOSITION, ADULTS, WOMEN, MEN

Abstract

Introduction: Several studies have attempted to define the diagnostic criteria of the geriatric syndrome sarcopenia. Studies of sarcopenia prevalence in Turkey are limited; one reason for this is the absence of standard diagnostic reference values. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia and its influencing factors in the local elderly nursing home residents in accordance with the EWGSOP consensus report.