Souza, Ismael Paula1,2; Vale, Mateus Cardoso1; Sena, Ana Caroline Barros1; Barboza, Carolina Drummond1
Introduction: the loss of muscle mass begins in adulthood, when not identified early can lead to the emergence of sarcopenia over the years.
Objective: to evaluate the prevalence of sarcopenia in hospitalized adult patients using SARC-F screening.
Method: transversal, descriptive and quantitative study. The sample consisted of adult patients with up to 24 hours of hospital admission, excluding those with mental or physical disability to perform anthropometry. Sociodemographic, anthropometric and functional data were collected. The anthropometric parameters used were Body Mass Index and calf circumference. SARC-F was used to detect the risk of sarcopenia. The data were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics.
Results: the sample comprised a total of 100 hospitalized adults. A higher percentage of hospitalization was observed due to strokes (n=32/32%), with a nutritional diagnosis of overweight according to body mass index (n=48/48%). We found 41% of the sample (n=41) with signs suggestive of sarcopenia according to the application of SARC-F screening.