Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up

Henwood, Tim, Hassan, Bothaina, Swinton, Paul, Senior, Hugh and Keogh, Justin (2017) Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up. Geriatric Nursing, . doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.003


Author Henwood, Tim
Hassan, Bothaina
Swinton, Paul
Senior, Hugh
Keogh, Justin
Title Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up
Journal name Geriatric Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1528-3984
0197-4572
Publication date 2017-03-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.003
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Mosby
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The consequences of and transition into sarcopenia with long-term survival was investigated in the nursing home setting. Eligible residents from 11 nursing homes were followed-up 18-months after their assessment for sarcopenia using the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria, with other demographic, physical and cognitive health measures collected. Of the 102 older adults who consented at baseline, 22 had died and 58 agreed to participate at follow-up, 51.7% of whom had sarcopenic. Sarcopenia at baseline was associated with a depression (p < .001), but not mortality, hospitalization, falls or cognitive decline at follow-up. Age was the strongest predictor of mortality (p = .05) with the relative risk of death increasing 5.2% each year. The prevalence of sarcopenia is high and increases with long-term survival in end-of-life care. However, the risk of sarcopenia-related mortality is not as great as from increasing age alone.
Keyword Consequences
Mortality
Nursing-home
Sarcopenia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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