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Table 1 Subcutaneous fat thickness and muscle thickness taken by ultrasonography at before and after the 6 months rehabilitation exercise

From: Evaluation of rehabilitation exercise effects by using gradation-based skeletal muscle echo intensity in older individuals: a one-group before-and-after trial study

  Before (n = 27) After (n = 27)
Subcutaneous fat thickness
 Anterior (cm) 1.19 ± 0.23 1.37 ± 0.24
 Lateral (cm) 0.62 ± 0.29 0.59 ± 0.28
 Posterior (cm) 0.71 ± 0.29 0.73 ± 0.28
 Thigh muscles (cm) 0.71 ± 0.25 0.71 ± 0.25
Muscle thickness
 Rectus femoris (cm) 1.14 ± 0.27 1.23 ± 0.28*
 Vastus lateralis (cm) 1.31 ± 0.35 1.37 ± 0.34
 Vastus intermedius anterior (cm) 0.99 ± 0.29 1.09 ± 0.35*
 Vastus intermedius lateral (cm) 0.86 ± 0.34 0.94 ± 0.30*
 Biceps femoris (cm) 1.67 ± 0.34 2.00 ± 0.38*
 Thigh muscles (cm) 1.19 ± 0.23 1.37 ± 0.24*
  1. Values are shown as mean ± SD
  2. * P < 0.05 vs. Before