Topical Area: Obesity, Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
Objectives : Mortality rate of hip fracture is 18%-33% in following year. Epidemiological studies showed that sarcopenia is associated with mortality, morbidity and functional loss. Little is known about sarcopenia diagnostic criteria (ESPEN 2009) and bone mineral densitometry (BMD) scores in Turkish Elderly Population.
Methods : : In this single centered observational study, elderly patients without cognitive impairment underwent assessment. Demographic features, mini nutrition assessment- sort form (MNA-sf) score, BMD, hand grip strength, 5 meter walking speed, skeletal muscle mass(SMM) and skeletal muscle mass index (SMM/Height 2) were recorded. We assessed sarcopenia criteria and BMD score relation.
Results : Forty-seven patients were fulfills inclusion criteria and underwent assessment. Mean age was 75.7661.03 and 63.8% were female. Three of all were sarcopenic according to ESPEN 2009 guidelines. 83% were normal and 17% were at malnutrition risk according to MNA-sf score. Hand grip straight (r¼0.286, p¼0.05) and SMM (r¼0.38, p¼0.011) were significantly positive correlates with femur total T score but there were no correlations between SMM index and 5 meters walking speed.
Conclusions : This preliminary study showed relations between skeletal muscle mass, hand grip strength and femur total BMD score in a small Turkish Elderly Patients Population. Sarcopenia and osteoporosis relation in Turkish Population should be assessed in multicentre large population-based study.
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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest