Prevalence of sarcopenia and its associated factors in elderly patients treated in a highly complex hospital

Project Details


Sarcopenia, recognized as a geriatric syndrome, is a risk factor for the presence of adverse events in older people, so its early identification and adequate intervention are of vital importance to avoid functional deterioration, institutionalization, loss of autonomy and even reduce mortality. The hospitalized population is a risk group for the presence of adverse events and complications associated with the hospitalization process alone, including sarcopenia. Studies have shown that older people admitted to hospitalization with sarcopenia have an increased risk of adverse events and mortality. Identifying patients with sarcopenia within hospitalization can positively impact their outcome
Short titleSarcopenia
Effective start/end date2/02/222/03/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • sarcopenia
  • Aging


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