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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Autorinnen und Autoren: Kemmler W, Teschler M, Goisser S, Bebenek M, von Stengel S, Bollheimer C, Sieber C, Freiberger E
Zeitschrift: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2015
Band: 10
Seitenbereich: 1565-73
ISSN: 1176-9092
eISSN: 1178-1998


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.



FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Bebenek, Michael Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Physik
Bollheimer, Cornelius Prof. Dr.
Professur für Innere Medizin - Geriatrie
Freiberger, Ellen PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Goisser, Sabine
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter
Kemmler, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Physik
Sieber, Cornel Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Teschler, Marc
Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Physik
von Stengel, Simon PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Physik


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APA:
Kemmler, W., Teschler, M., Goisser, S., Bebenek, M., von Stengel, S., Bollheimer, C.,... Freiberger, E. (2015). 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. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, 1565-73. https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S89585

MLA:
Kemmler, Wolfgang, et al. "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." Clinical Interventions in Aging 10 (2015): 1565-73.

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