Peak expiratory flow rate and sarcopenia risk in older Indonesian people: A nationwide survey

Ridwan, Edi Sampurno and Wiratama, Bayu Satria and Lin, Mei-Yu and Hou, Wen-Hsuan and Liu, Megan Fang and Chen, Ching-Min and Hadi, Hamam and Tan, Maw Pin and Tsai, Pei-Shan (2021) Peak expiratory flow rate and sarcopenia risk in older Indonesian people: A nationwide survey. PLoS ONE, 16 (2). ISSN 1932-6203, DOI

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Reduced peak expiratory flow is a common physiological change in older individuals and age is an important predictor for sarcopenia. We analyzed nationwide survey data to determine the relationship between peak expiratory flow rate and sarcopenia in older Indonesians. Community-dwelling Indonesian individuals aged >= 60 years (n = 2422; mean age = 67.21 y) from the fifth-wave data of the Indonesian Family Life Survey was selected. Sarcopenia was diagnosed based on handgrip strength, gait speed, and appendicular skeletal muscle mass measurements. Peak expiratory flow rates (PEFRs) were categorized according to their percentage of predicted flow rates as <50%, 50% to 80%, and >80%. Confounders previously determined to be associated with sarcopenia occurrence were included. Sarcopenia prevalence was 50.25%. After adjustment for confounders, PEFRs of <50% and 50% to 80% were associated with an increased sarcopenia risk (odds ratio = 5.22 and 1.88, respectively) compared with PEFRs of >80%. Poor lung function was independently associated with sarcopenia occurrence. Future studies should explore the usefulness of PEFR as a risk factor of sarcopenia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skeletal-muscle mass;Asian working group;Body-mass;Prevalence;Adults;Consensus;Health tissue
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 07:42
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 07:42

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