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Sarcopenia self-screening made easy with SARC-F questionnaire

Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalised skeletal muscle disorder involving the accelerated loss of muscle mass and strength that is associated with increased adverse outcomes including falls, functional decline, frailty, and mortality.

With the aging population in Singapore, it has become more and more important to address the issue of muscle health. An article published by BMC Geriatrics1 presents recommendations for what we can do to identify, assess and address sarcopenia throughout life and before and after illnesses. These recommendations are based on the new multidisciplinary consensus reviewed and endorsed by the Society of Rehabilitation Medicine Singapore and the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association.

Take the SARC-F questionnaire to screen yourself for possible sarcopenia

Have you checked on your muscle health lately? The first thing to do is to find out if you are at risk of sarcopenia and if you need to strengthen the muscles. You can use the adapted version of the self-screening questionnaire, called SARC-F, below. Find out if you or your loved one is at risk of sarcopenia.

SARC-F explained

Strength, Assistance in walking, Rise from a chair, Climb stairs, Falls

Screen for strength now

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