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Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

SARC-F Questionnaire

Purpose : Rapid diagnostic test for sarcopenia


Admin time :  5 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : GP or nurse 


Content : There are 5 SARC-F components: Strength, Assistance with walking, Rise from a chair, Climb stairs and Falls.

The scores range from 0 to 10, with 0 to 2 points for each component.

A score equal to or greater than 4 is predictive of sarcopenia and poor outcome


Author : Malmstrom TK, Morley JE

SARC-F: A Simple Questionnaire to Rapidly Diagnose Sarcopenia.

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 14(8) · 

June 2013


SARC-F Questionnaire

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This Tool is used in the evaluation of Sarcopenia

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