International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | Iraq | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019


Sarcopenia among Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: An Observational Descriptive Study

Faiq I. Gorial, Raghad Duraid Yahya


Abstract: The Objective of our study was to assess the prevalence and predictors of sarcopenia among patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). This cross sectional study included 150 female patients with KOA Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the patients were recorded. Sarcopenia was assessed by a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scan for the body composition analysis, Fat mass, lean mass, and bone mineral density Sarcopenia was present in 14 (9.3 %) patients with KOA. BMI was the only significant negative independent factor that correlates with sarcopenia ( OR=0.740, 95 % CI 0.646 – 0.848, p=


Keywords: Sarcopenia, Knee osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis, disease severity, body composition


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,


Pages: 1163 - 1167


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Faiq I. Gorial, Raghad Duraid Yahya, "Sarcopenia among Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: An Observational Descriptive Study", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20199768, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1163 - 1167

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