Erratum to -Prevalence of Sarcopenia among Nursing Home Older Residents in Cairo, Egypt- Advances in Aging Research 3 2014 118-123Report as inadecuate




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Sarcopenia is highly prevalent in community dwelling older adults in many countries; however, the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents is not well characterized. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents in Cairo. Cross sectional study was performed among 150 nursing homes residents in Cairo. The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People EWGSOP recommendation was used for diagnosing sarcopenia. The study showed that the prevalence of sarcopenia in nursing home older residents in Cairo was 17.3%; 22.6% in elderly men and 13.6% in elderly women. Age, underweight and lack of physical activity were found to be associated with sarcopenia among studied participants. The study concluded that sarcopenia is an emerging health problem in nursing home older residents in Cairo.

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Nursing Homes, Prevalence, Sarcopenia

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Abdel Rahman, T. , Farid, H. , Elkholy, N. , Mortagy, A. and Mortagy, A. 2014 Erratum to -Prevalence of Sarcopenia among Nursing Home Older Residents in Cairo, Egypt- Advances in Aging Research 3 2014 118-123. Advances in Aging Research, 3, 326-328. doi: 10.4236-aar.2014.34042.





Author: Tomader Taha Abdel Rahman*, Hoda Mohammed Farid, Nehal Mahmoud Elkholy, Ahmad Kamel Mortagy, Ahmad Kamel Mortagy

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