The Journal of Frailty & Aging

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 176–181 | Cite as

Subjective Sleep Quality among Sarcopenic and Non-Sarcopenic Older Adults: Results from the Sarcophage Cohort

  • Médéa LocquetEmail author
  • C. Beaudart
  • L. Delandsheere
  • J.-Y. Reginster
  • O. Bruyère
Original Research



It seems that sleep quality could impact the physiological process related to loss of muscle mass.


We seek to compare subjective sleep quality of sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic subjects diagnosed according to 6 definitions.


Cross-sectional data used in this analysis were collected from the SarcoPhAge (Sarcopenia & Physical Impairment with Advancing Age) cohort, a prospective study aiming to assess clinical parameters linked to sarcopenia.


The present study was interested in community-dwelling older adults with and without sarcopenia. Measurements–A diagnosis of sarcopenia was established according to 6 definitions. Three assessments were carried out: an evaluation of lean mass, a measurement of muscle strength and an assessment of physical performance. In addition, to evaluate the parameters of subjective sleep, we used the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), a self-administered questionnaire evaluating 7 components of sleep architecture.


A total of 255 individuals aged 74.7±5.8 years were included. Based on the 6 different definitions, the prevalence of sarcopenia ranged from 5.9% to 32.5%. There was no significant difference between sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic subjects regarding most of the components of subjective sleep quality. However, the definition of Cruz-Jentoft et al. (2010) indicated that sarcopenic subjects had higher scores than non-sarcopenic subjects for two components: sleep latency and day-time dysfunction (p=0.03 and p=0.04, adjusted for confounders). Moreover, some parameters of sleep quality were correlated with components of sarcopenia.


Some properties of subjective sleep quality seem to be associated with sarcopenia and seem correlated with at least one of the three components of the condition.

Key words

Sarcopenia sleep quality older adults 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Médéa Locquet
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • C. Beaudart
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Delandsheere
    • 1
    • 2
  • J.-Y. Reginster
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. Bruyère
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health EconomicsUniversity of Liège Teaching HospitalLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Public Health Aspects of Musculoskeletal Health and AgingUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  3. 3.Quartier HôpitalLiègeBelgium

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