Prevalence and clinical correlates of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older people: Application of the EWGSOP definition and diagnostic algorithm

Stefano Volpato, Lara Bianchi, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Landi, Marcello Maggio, Elisabetta Savino, Stefania Bandinelli, Gian Paolo Ceda, Jack M. Guralnik, Giovanni Zuliani, Luigi Ferrucci

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Abstract

Background.Muscle impairment is a common condition in older people and a powerful risk factor for disability and mortality. The aim of this study was to apply the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria to estimate the prevalence and investigate the clinical correlates of sarcopenia, in a sample of Italian community-dwelling older people.Methods.Cross-sectional analysis of 730 participants (74% aged 65 years and older) enrolled in the InCHIANTI study. Sarcopenia was defined according to the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria using bioimpedance analysis for muscle mass assessment. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the factors independently associated with sarcopenia.Results.Sarcopenia defined by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria increased steeply with age (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-446
Number of pages9
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community-dwelling older people
  • Frail elderly.
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Volpato, S., Bianchi, L., Cherubini, A., Landi, F., Maggio, M., Savino, E., Bandinelli, S., Ceda, G. P., Guralnik, J. M., Zuliani, G., & Ferrucci, L. (2014). Prevalence and clinical correlates of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older people: Application of the EWGSOP definition and diagnostic algorithm. Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 69(4), 438-446. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glt149