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A home-based exercise program focused on proprioception to reduce falls in frail and pre-frail community-dwelling older adults

P. Pérez-Ros, R. Vila-Candel, F.M. Martínez-Arnau

Geriatr Nurs. 2020 Mar 18. pii: S0197-4572(20)30053-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.01.017. [Epub ahead of print]

This before-after, non-randomized intervention study assessed a one-year proprioception training program with individual daily home exercises in 564 community-dwelling people aged 70 years and over, with different frailty phenotypes.

Screening for Frailty in Older Emergency Patients and Association with Outcome

S. Lewis, L. Evans, T. Rainer, et al.

Geriatrics (Basel). 2020 Mar 19;5(1). pii: E20. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics5010020.

This study used the Frailsafe three-point screening questions amongst older Emergency Department (ED) attendees.

Musculoskeletal adaptations to strength training in frail elderly: a matter of quantity or quality?

S.N. Aas, M. Breit, S. Karsrud, et al.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020 Feb 24. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12543. [Epub ahead of print]

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of heavy-load strength training on a broad number of factors related to specific strength in frail elderly.

The association between sarcopenia and fracture in middle-aged and elderly people: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies

H. Chen, J. Ma, A. Liu, et al.

Injury. 2020 Feb 18. pii: S0020-1383(20)30146-7. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2020.02.072. [Epub ahead of print]

The association between sarcopenia and risk of fracture remained controversial. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the association between sarcopenia and fracture incidence in the middle-aged and elderly people.

Which one came first: movement behavior or frailty? A cross-lagged panel model in the Toledo Study for Healthy Aging

A. Mañas, B. Del Pozo-Cruz, I. Rodríguez-Gómez, et al.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020 Jan 8. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12511. [Epub ahead of print]

This study aimed to determine the potential bidirectionality of the relationship between accelerometer-assessed between moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary behaviour (SB), and frailty over time in older adults.

Limitations of SARC-F in the diagnosis of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults

T. Kera, H. Kawai, H. Hirano, et al.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2020 Mar - Apr;87:103959. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2019.103959. Epub 2019 Sep 24.

The SARC-F is a recommended screening tool for sarcopenia; however, its sensitivity is reported to be very low. This study aimed to confirm the diagnostic efficacy of the SARC-F and whether it is affected by population characteristics.