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2022 Jul 22

Medicine (Baltimore)



Evaluation of SARC-F and SARC-CalF for sarcopenia screening in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: A prospective cross-sectional study.


Tsuji H, Tetsunaga T, Tetsunaga T, Misawa H, Oda Y, Takao S, Nishida K, Ozaki T
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Jul 22; 101(29):e29568.
PMID: 35866772.


Early sarcopenia detection using screening tools, such as SARC-F and SARC-CalF, has been proven reliable. However, the relationship between chronic musculoskeletal pain with sarcopenia is unknown. This study assessed sarcopenia morbidity as well as the reliability of sarcopenia screening with SARC-F and SARC-CalF in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.