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Functional Measures of Sarcopenia: Prevalence, and Associations with Functional Disability in 10,892 Adults Aged 65 Years and Over from Six Lower- and Middle-Income Countries

Brennan‑Olsen, Sharon L.; Bowe, Steven J; Kowal, Paul; Naidoo, Nirmala; Quashie, Nekehia T.; Eick, Geeta; Agrawal, Sutapa; D'Este, Catherine


Identifcation of sarcopenia in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is limited by access to technologies that assess muscle mass. We investigated associations between two functional measures of sarcopenia, grip strength and gait speed (GS), with functional disability in adults from six LMICs. Data were extracted from the World Health Organization (WHO) Study on global AGEing and adult health Wave 1 (2007-2010) for adults (≥65 years) from China, Mexico, Ghana, India, Russia and South...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Calcified Tissue International
DOI: 10.1007/s00223-019-00609-x


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