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The influence of trunk muscle strength on walking velocity in elderly people with sarcopenia

Body Composition Assessment
K. Kato et al.
Used Parameters : SMM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Physical Therapy Science

[Purpose] Sarcopenia increases the risk of falls and fractures. However, its relationship with walking, which is the generation mechanism of falls, has not been clarified. The purpose of this study was to clarify the trunk muscle strength and the characteristics of walking, in elderly people with sarcopenia.[Participants and Methods] The participants were 40 elderly people aged 65 years and over. The participants were able to walk without assistance and were attending outpatient rehabilitation or community day-care centers. The assessment …
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