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Prevalence of sarcopenia in Germany and the corresponding effect of osteoarthritis in females 70 years and older living in the community: results of the FORMoSA study

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, October 2015
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Title
Prevalence of sarcopenia in Germany and the corresponding effect of osteoarthritis in females 70 years and older living in the community: results of the FORMoSA study
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s89585
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Wolfgang Kemmler, Marc Teschler, Sabine Goisser, Michael Bebenek, Simon von Stengel, Cornelius Bollheimer, Cornel Christian Sieber, Ellen Freiberger

Abstract

Although sarcopenia represents a challenging burden for health care systems around the world, its prevalence in the elderly population varies widely. The primary aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of sarcopenia in community-dwelling (CD) German women aged 70 years and older; the secondary aim was to assess the effect of osteoarthritis (OA) on sarcopenia prevalence in this cohort. A total of 689 Caucasian females 18-35 years old and 1,325 CD females 70 years+ living in Northern Bavaria, Germany, were assessed during the initial phase of the FORMoSA research project. Anthropometry, total and regional muscle mass, were assessed by segmental multifrequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. Further 10 m walking speed and handgrip strength were evaluated to apply the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People definition of sarcopenia. Covariates were determined by questionnaires and interviews. Applying the algorithm of the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People of two standard deviations below the mean value for appendicular skeletal muscle mass of a reference cohort of the young cohort (5.66 kg/m(2)), low gait speed (≤0.8 m/s), and low grip strength (<20 kg), the prevalence of sarcopenia in CD German females 70 years and older was 4.5% (70-79 years: 2.8% vs ≥80 years: 9.9%; P<0.001). Participants with OA at the hip and lower limbs (n=252) exhibited significantly higher rates of sarcopenia (OA: 9.1 vs non-OA: 3.5%). Of importance, anthropometric, demographic, health, and lifestyle parameters (except exercise participation) of our cohorts corresponded with Bavarian or German data for CD women 70 years+. The prevalence of sarcopenia in CD German females 70 years+ is relatively low. However, participants with OA at the hip or lower limbs were at increased risk for sarcopenia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Unknown 109 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 18%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Researcher 8 7%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 29 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 13%
Sports and Recreations 8 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 36 32%

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#4,573,895
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#488
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#60,445
of 275,464 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#9
of 16 outputs
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