The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) listed a number of measures for identifying sarcopenia in an older adult.

Patient selection: older adult >= 65 years



(1) grip strength in kg

(2) BMI

(3) sex


grip strength adjusted to BMI =

= (grip strength) / BMI



Male with Sarcopenia

Female with Sarcopenia

grip strength

< 26 kg

< 16 kg

grip strength adjusted to BMI

< 1.00

< 0.56


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