Muscle strength cutoff values calculated from the young reference population to evaluate sarcopenia in Turkish population

BAHAT-ÖZTÜRK G., Aydin C. O. , Tufan A. , KARAN M. A. , Cruz-Jentoft A. J.

AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40520-021-01785-3
  • Keywords: Sarcopenia, Muscle strength, Handgrip, Cutoff, Young, Reference, Population, STANDARD DEVIATIONS, STATISTICS, MOBILITY


Sarcopenia is defined as a progressive and generalized skeletal muscle disorder that is associated with an increased likelihood of adverse outcomes, including mobility problems and mortality. To reach a global consensus for its standard definition and diagnosis, more recently, a revised EWGSOP consensus (EWGSOP2) has been published. In EWGSOP2 definition, sarcopenia has been regarded as skeletal muscle failure and low muscle strength has been put forward as its key defining characteristics. EWGSOP2 suggested the use of handgrip strength cutoff values calculated by mean minus 2.5 standard deviations of the young healthy population. In this report, following EWGSOP2 & apos;s suggestion, we aimed to outline the handgrip strength cutoffs derived from a young Turkish reference population, and compare them with the other population-specific reports.