Data for: Prognostic value of a rapid sarcopenia measure in acutely ill older adults

Published: 26 April 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7wzhx6svk9.1
Marlon Aliberti


Data from a cohort study of a public medical center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The sample comprises 665 acutely ill older adults (mean age 79.7 years, 63% women). Patients were assessed at baseline (acute care admission) according to a comprehensive geriatric assessment with special attention to a quick and easy-to-administer measure of sarcopenia (combination of hand-grip strength with calf circumference). Then, participants were followed up for 12 months to assess adverse outcomes such as new ADL disability, hospitalization, worsening walking ability and death.



Acute Care, Older Adult, Sarcopenia