Correlation of the SARC-F questionnaire with muscle mass in Colombian elderly with osteosarcopenia

Autores: Cadena Sanabria Miguel, Vergara Sánchez Joaquín, Castrillón Ma Paula, Quintero Cure Johanna M, Roa Andrés, Llano Ceballos Cristian C, Romero Marín Mónica, et al


Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the association between low muscle mass evaluated by Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and the SARC-F questionnaire. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of patients over 60 years sent to bone densitometry between April and November 2018. The SARC-F questionnaire and body assessment measures were applied using DXA. The presence of low muscle mass was determined using the European criteria EWGSOP2 and osteoporosis according to the WHO. Results: Fifty-two patients were included, with a mean age of 74.27 years (SD ± 7.04), 88.4% were women, and mean body mass index 21.89 (SD ± 3.36). About 28.85% had a SARC-F > 4. The mean skeletal muscle mass index was 6.54 kg/m2 (SD ± 0.92). About 32.69% of the patients had low muscle mass according to the EWGSOP2 criteria. The prevalence of osteosarcopenia was 7.69% (Osteopenia/osteoporosis plus sarcopenia with SARC-F > 4 and low muscle mass). Conclusions: The ability of the SARC F instrument to discriminate low muscle mass was not found in this cohort of Colombian older adults. The prevalence of osteoporosis and sarcopenia presented a distribution similar to that described in the literature. It is necessary to carry out research in Colombia aimed at defining the muscle mass reference values.

Palabras clave: Aged dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry geriatric medicine osteoporosis SARC-F sarcopenia

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Vol. 7 Núm.1. Enero-Junio 2021 Pags. 1-7 J Lat Am Geriatric Med 2021; 7(1)