Muscle strength cutoff values calculated from the young reference population to evaluate sarcopenia in Turkish population

Abstract

Sarcopenia is defined as a progressive and generalized skeletal muscle disorder that is associated with an increased likelihood of adverse outcomes, including mobility problems and mortality. To reach a global consensus for its standard definition and diagnosis, more recently, a revised EWGSOP consensus (EWGSOP2) has been published. In EWGSOP2 definition, sarcopenia has been regarded as skeletal muscle failure and low muscle strength has been put forward as its key defining characteristics. EWGSOP2 suggested the use of handgrip strength cutoff values calculated by mean minus 2.5 standard deviations of the young healthy population. In this report, following EWGSOP2ʼs suggestion, we aimed to outline the handgrip strength cutoffs derived from a young Turkish reference population, and compare them with the other population-specific reports.

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Bahat, G., Aydin, C.O., Tufan, A. et al. Muscle strength cutoff values calculated from the young reference population to evaluate sarcopenia in Turkish population. Aging Clin Exp Res (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-021-01785-3

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Keywords

  • Sarcopenia
  • Muscle strength
  • Handgrip
  • Cutoff
  • Young
  • Reference
  • Population