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Large calf circumference indicates non-sarcopenia despite body mass

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
S Kusaka
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : The Journal of Physical Therapy Science

[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to evaluate the applicability of the calf circumference as a tool for screening sarcopenia.[Subjects and Methods] One hundred sixteen community-dwelling elderly females were enrolled. Calf circumference of the dominant leg was measured using a plastic measuring tape. Subjects were divided into 3 groups based on body mass index (BMI); subjects with the values for BMI< 18.5 kg/m 2; those with BMI 18.5 to 25.0; those with BMI≥ 25.0 kg/m 2. Positive predictive value and negative predictive value …
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