Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

MRSA

Mini Sarcopenia Risk Assessment

Purpose : Screning test for sarcopenia

 

Admin time :  5 min


User Friendly :  High


Administered by : GP or nurse 

 

Content : Available in a seven-item (MSRA-7) and five-item (MSRA-5) version.

The items of the MSRA-7 questionnaire are: (1) age, (2) the number of hospital treatment in the last year, (3) level of physical activity, (4) regular consumption of three meals a day, (5) consumption of dairy products, (6) consumption of protein, and (7) weight loss in the last year. Each item can be scored 0, 5, or 10, and the total score ≤ 30 indicates the risk of
sarcopenia.

Items (4) and (5) are not included in the MSRA-5 version. Each item of the MSRA-5 can be scored 0, 5, 10, or 15, and the total score ≤ 45 indicates sarcopenia risk.

 

Author : Rossi AP, 2017

 

Copyright : free to use with author acknowledgement

MRSA

MRSA

 

Advantages:

  • free to use

  • requires very little training to administer

  • based on objective and measurable parameters

  • high sensitivity when combined with SARC-F

Disadvantages: 

  • ​low specificity

 

Accuracy : 

MRSA 7 item : sensitivity 75,7 % and specificity 65,1 % (Rossi AP, 2021)

MRSA 5 item : sensitivity 65,1 % and specificity 67.9 % (Rossi AP, 2021)

SARC-F and MRSA 7 item together : sensitivity 100 % and specificity 63,6 % (Rossi AP, 2021)

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This Tool is used in the evaluation of Sarcopenia

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