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Table 2 The Red Flag method

From: Sarcopenia in daily practice: assessment and management

  Red flags
Clinician’s observation General weakness of the subject
Visual identification of loss of muscle mass
Low walking speed
Subject’s presenting features Loss of weight
Loss of muscle strength, in arms or in legs
General weakness
Mobility impairment
Loss of energy
Difficulties in physical activities or activities of daily living
Clinician’s assessment Nutrition
Body weight
Physical activity
  1. Nb. Red flags have been identified through reviewed papers identified by members of the group