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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.31086/tjgeri.2018240422
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • 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.