Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12730
Title: Current knowledge and practice of Australian and New Zealand health-care professionals in sarcopenia diagnosis and treatment: Time to move forward!
Authors: Yeung, Suey SY
Reijnierse, Esmee M
Trappenburg, Marijke C
Meskers, Carel GM
Maier, Andrea B 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Gerontology
diagnosis
health personnel
knowledge
sarcopenia
therapy
CACHEXIA
IMPACT
ADULTS
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2019
Publisher: WILEY
Citation: Yeung, Suey SY, Reijnierse, Esmee M, Trappenburg, Marijke C, Meskers, Carel GM, Maier, Andrea B (2019-10-15). Current knowledge and practice of Australian and New Zealand health-care professionals in sarcopenia diagnosis and treatment: Time to move forward!. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING 39 (2) : E185-E193. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12730
Abstract: Objectives: To describe the current knowledge and practice of sarcopenia diagnosis and treatment among health-care professionals before, directly after and 6 months after a professional development event on sarcopenia. Methods: This longitudinal study included Australian and New Zealand health-care professionals who completed questionnaires on knowledge, practice and barriers regarding sarcopenia before, directly after and 6 months after attending a professional development event on sarcopenia. Results: A total of 250 professionals participated; 84 completed the 6-month questionnaires. Before, directly after and at 6 months, respectively, 14.7%, 93.4% and 59.5% identified sarcopenia as a disease; 2.0%, 79.6% and 38.1% correctly answered the sex-specific cut-offs for low handgrip strength. Respectively, 12.0% and 14.3% reported to make sarcopenia diagnoses as part of their practice before and at 6 months. Conclusions: Knowledge about sarcopenia is limited among health-care professionals who attended a professional development event. Retention of knowledge remains a challenge to be addressed.
Source Title: AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/234961
ISSN: 1440-6381
1741-6612
DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12730
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