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Risk factors associated with sarcopenia among independently mobile, institutionalised older people in the Klang valley of Malay

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Yap et al.
Used Parameters : ASMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Malaysia

Journal : Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences

Background Studies on sarcopenia among Malaysian older people (OP≥ 60 years of age) living in the community but not in long-term care (LTC) homes have been reported previously. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sarcopenia and its risk factors in OP in Malaysian LTC homes. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted with 202 independently mobile OP (males 32%) in seven LTC homes in the Klang Valley of Malaysia. Trained personnel measured their anthropometrics, body composition, gait speed, hand grip …
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