Sarcopenia assessment project in the nursing homes in Turkey


Halil M., Ulger Z., Varli M., Doventas A., Ozturk G. B., Kuyumcu M. E., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, vol.68, no.6, pp.690-694, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/ejcn.2014.15
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.690-694
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity (SO) are geriatric syndromes leading to physical disability, poor quality of life and death. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia and SO in nursing homes in Turkey and to define local disparities for diagnosing sarcopenia and SO.