ASSOCIATION OF ULTRASONOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENTS OF UPPER ARM AND THIGH MUSCLE THICKNESS WITH FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY AND BALANCE IN ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS


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Mesci N., MESCİ E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.21, no.2, pp.215-224, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.31086/tjgeri.2018240422
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-224
  • Keywords: Muscular atrophy, Sarcopenia, Ultrasonography, KNEE EXTENSION STRENGTH, OLDER-ADULTS, JAPANESE MEN, GAIT-SPEED, SARCOPENIA, PERFORMANCE, HANDGRIP, WOMEN, DIAGNOSIS, MASS

Abstract

Introduction: Muscle loss is associated with increased frailty in the geriatric population. In this study, we aimed to explore the association of ultrasonographic measurements of extremity muscle thickness with functional capacity, balance and falls.