FINDING AND DIAGNOSING SARCOPENIA VIDEO SERIES

In 2018, the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP2) met a second time to update their definition on sarcopenia.

In this series we investigate the 4 steps of the EWDSOP2 clinical algorithm used to help find and diagnose cases of sarcopenia: FIND, ASSESS, CONFIRM and SEVERITY.

Modules

FIND

This questionnaire acts as a simple way to identify patients that may have sarcopenia.

ASSESS

In this video, you’ll learn how to use the handgrip test to assess muscle strength as second component of the EWGSOP2 algorithm.

CONFIRM

In this video, you’ll learn how to use anthropometric measurements for patients that fall at or below the strength cutoff. This is a simple tool to confirm muscle quantity.

SEVERITY SCORING

In this video, you’ll learn about using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) to test the severity of a patient's sarcopenia.

SEVERITY – BALANCE TEST

In this video, you’ll learn how to perform the first of three components to the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) test, the balance test.

SEVERITY - GAIT SPEED TEST

In this video, you’ll learn how to perform the second of three Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) tests, the gait speed test.

SEVERITY - CHAIR STAND TEST

In this video, you’ll learn how to perform the final Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) test for gauging the severity of a patient's sarcopenia, chair stand test.

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INFOGRAPHIC

This infographic displays the 4 steps of the EWDSOP2 clinical algorithm used to help find and diagnose cases of sarcopenia in an easy to view format.

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