Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the aging process. Loss of muscle mass and strength affects balance, gait, and the ability to perform daily living tasks. Sarcopenia most commonly is seen in inactive people but can also affect individuals who remain physically active throughout their lives.
The optional sarcopenia software in enCORE version 17 calculates Sarcopenia risk based on published Sarcopenia definitions and thresholds using measured appendicular lean mass in combination with patient demographics and entered values of muscle strength and physical performance. These values may be useful to health care professionals in their management of sarcopenia.
Clinicians can choose from five working definitions of Sarcopenia or create their own Sarcopenia definition.