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Background/Objectives: This study was conducted to provide data for the management of sarcopenia and development of physical therapy evaluation toolsby investigating the body function and lifestyle patterns of sarcopenia.
Methods/Statistical analysis: The subjects were evaluated according to the diagnosticcriteria proposed by the Asia Working Group for Sarcopenia 2014, and were divided sarcopenia group and normal group. Then, the timed up and go test and the lifestyle pattern survey were investigated. The data collected in this study is the statistical program SPSS ver. 25.0 was used and independent t-test and chi-squared test were performed(p <0.05).
Findings:Both groups conducted a timed up and go test and a lifestyle pattern survey. First, Timed up and go tests were performed to determine differences in functional motility between groups. As a result of the evaluation, there was a statistically significant difference of 17.07 seconds in the sarcopenia group and 15.02 seconds in the normal group, indicating that sarcopenia was accompanied by a decrease in body function. And the subjects lifestyle patterns were surveyed. Lifestyle patterns included work, movement, exercise and leisure activities, sleep, sitting and lying. There were no significant differences in high-intensity work, medium-intensity work, walking or biking on the move, high-intensity exercise and leisure activities, and sleep time. However, it was confirmed that the sarcopenia group was less than the normal group in the performance ratio and the average daily performance time of moderate-intensity exercise and leisure activities. In addition, it was confirmed that the sarcopenia group was more than the normal group in the average daily performance time of sitting and lying. These results were statistically significant.
Improvements/Applications: For the management and development of interventions of sarcopenia, a focus should be placed on increasing functional motility, promoting of medium-intensity activities and controlling sitting and lying time.