volume 17, issue 4, P373-381 2013
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-35552013005000102
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Joana U. Viana, Silvia L. A. Silva, Juliana L. Torres, João M. D. Dias, Leani S. M. Pereira, Rosângela C. Dias

Abstract: | Background: Frailty and sarcopenia are frequent conditions in the elderly and are related to inactivity and functionality. However, little is known about the influence of the sarcopenia indicators on the frailty profile or their functional implications. Objective: To evaluate whether the indirect indicators of sarcopenia and functionality influence the frailty profile in elderly subjects. Method: This was a cross-sectional study with 53 elderly subjects recruited by an active search in a secondary health car…

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