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Validity of calf circumference for estimating skeletal muscle mass for Asian patients after stroke

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
Nishioka et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Nutrition

Objectives The aims of this study was to determine the optimal cutoff values of non-paretic calf circumference (CC) that are indicative of low skeletal muscle mass and examine the association between a low CC and rehabilitation outcomes. Methods This was a retrospective cohort study that included 628 patients in convalescent rehabilitation wards in Japan. Patients in post-stroke rehabilitation who were≥ 20 y of age were included. We examined the agreement between CC on the non-paretic side and a low skeletal muscle …
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