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Associations of social frailty with loss of muscle mass and muscle weakness among community‐dwelling older adults

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
H Makizako et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Aim The present cross‐sectional study examined the associations of social frailty status with loss of muscle mass and weakness among community‐dwelling older adults. Methods Data from 353 older adults (74.8% women) who had participated in a community‐based health check survey (Tarumizu Study) were analyzed. Social frailty was defined using responses to five questions (going out less frequently, rarely visiting friends, feeling unhelpful to friends or family, living alone and not talking with someone every day). Participants with two or more …
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