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Type: Journal article
Title: Clinical screening tools for sarcopenia and Its management
Author: Yu, S.
Khow, K.
Jadczak, A.
Visvanathan, R.
Citation: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2016; 2016:5978523-1-5978523-10
Publisher: Hindawi
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1687-7063
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Solomon C.Y. Yu, Kareeann S.F. Khow, Agathe D. Jadczak and Renuka Visvanathan
Abstract: Sarcopenia, an age-related decline in muscle mass and function, is affecting the older population worldwide. Sarcopenia is associated with poor health outcomes, such as falls, disability, loss of independence, and mortality; however it is potentially treatable if recognized and intervened early. Over the last two decades, there has been significant expansion of research in this area. Currently there is international recognition of a need to identify the condition early for intervention and prevention of the disastrous consequences of sarcopenia if left untreated. There are currently various screening tools proposed. As yet, there is no consensus on the best tool. Effective interventions of sarcopenia include physical exercise and nutrition supplementation. This review paper examined the screening tools and interventions for sarcopenia.
Rights: Copyright © 2016 Solomon C. Y. Yu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI: 10.1155/2016/5978523
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