PRELIMINARY STUDY ON PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS WITH SARCOPENIA IN A GERIATRIC HOSPITALIZED REHABILITATION SETTING
K. Pongpipatpaiboon, I. Kondo, K. Onogi, S. Mori, K. Ozaki, A. Osawa, H. Matsuo, N. Itoh, M. Tanimoto
The reported prevalence of sarcopenia has shown a wide range, crucially based on the diagnostic criteria and setting. This cross-sectional study evaluated the prevalence of sarcopenia and sought to identify factors associated with sarcopenia on admission in a specialized geriatric rehabilitation setting based on the newly developed the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia algorithm. Among 87 participants (mean age, 76.05 ± 7.57 years), 35 (40.2%) were classified as showing sarcopenia on admission. Prevalence was high, particularly among participants ≥80 years old, with tendencies toward lower body mass index, smoking habit, lower cognitive function, and greater functional impairment compared with the non-sarcopenic group. Identification of sarcopenia in elderly patients before rehabilitation and consideration of risk factors may prove helpful in achieving rehabilitation outcomes.
K. Pongpipatpaiboon ; I. Kondo ; K. Onogi ; S. Mori ; K. Ozaki ; A. Osawa ; H. Matsuo ; N. Itoh ; M. Tanimoto (2017): Preliminary study on prevalence and associated factors with sarcopenia in a geriatric hospitalized rehabilitation setting. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2017.40