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Prevalence of sarcopenia and associated factors in the healthy older adults of the Peruvian Andes

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dc.contributor.author Tramontano, Alessandra
dc.contributor.author Veronese, Nicola
dc.contributor.author Sergi, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.author Manzato, Enzo
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez-Hurtado, Diana
dc.contributor.author Maggi, Stefania
dc.contributor.author Trevisan, Caterina
dc.contributor.author De Zaiacomo, Francesca
dc.contributor.author Giantin, Valter
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T15:28:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T15:28:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4732
dc.description.abstract AIM: To assess the prevalence of sarcopenia and associated factors in a population of older people living in a rural area of the Peruvian Andes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study concerned 222 people aged >/=65 years. Sarcopenia was diagnosed on the basis of skeletal muscle mass, measured using bioimpedance analysis, and gait speed, measured with the 4-m walking test, as recommended by the International Working Group on sarcopenia. Self-reported physical activity, the Short Physical Performance Battery, and the Six-Minute Walking Test also contributed information on participants' physical performance status. Disabilities were investigated by assessing participants' self-reported difficulties in performing one or more basic or instrumental activities of daily living. RESULTS: The prevalence of sarcopenia was 17.6%. Compared with participants without sarcopenia, individuals who were found sarcopenic were significantly older, female and were less frequently farmers, had fewer children, had a worse nutritional status, a significantly lower physical performance, and higher levels of disability in the instrumental activities of daily living. After adjusting for potential confounders, age, female sex, a low body mass index, a self-reported low physical activity level, a worse Six-Minute Walking Test scores, and a low number of children were significantly associated with sarcopenia. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of sarcopenia seems to be quite high among community-dwelling older subjects in the Peruvian Andes. Age, female sex, a low body mass index, little physical activity, a poor Six-Minute Walking Test scores, and a low number of children could be associated with this condition. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1872-6976
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Aged en_US
dc.subject Sex Factors en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Age Factors en_US
dc.subject Nutritional Status en_US
dc.subject Body Mass Index en_US
dc.subject Exercise en_US
dc.subject Activities of daily living en_US
dc.subject Disability Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Instrumental activities of daily living en_US
dc.subject Motor activity en_US
dc.subject Sarcopenia en_US
dc.subject Walk Test en_US
dc.subject Peru/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Sarcopenia/epidemiology en_US
dc.title Prevalence of sarcopenia and associated factors in the healthy older adults of the Peruvian Andes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2016.09.002
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.26

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