SARC-F: a symptom score to predict persons with sarcopenia at risk for poor functional outcomes.

@article{Malmstrom2016SARCFAS,
  title={SARC-F: a symptom score to predict persons with sarcopenia at risk for poor functional outcomes.},
  author={Theodore K. Malmstrom and Douglas K Miller and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Luigi Ferrucci and John Edward Morley},
  journal={Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle},
  year={2016},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          28-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND A brief, inexpensive screening test for sarcopenia would be helpful for clinicians and their patients. To screen for persons with sarcopenia, we developed a simple five-item questionnaire (SARC-F) based on cardinal features or consequences of sarcopenia. METHODS We investigated the utility of SARC-F in the African American Health (AAH) study, Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Internal consistency reliability… CONTINUE READING

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