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Table 4 Mean Change in SarQol and other measures between baseline and follow-up

From: Performance of the SarQoL quality of life tool in a UK population of older people with probable sarcopenia and implications for use in clinical trials: findings from the SarcNet registry

A. By global change in overall fitness
  Worse
(n = 30)
Slightly worse
(n = 25)
About the same
(n = 46)
Slightly better
(n = 5)
Better
(n = 11)
Any improvement
(n = 16)
Overall SarQoL −8.5
(15.9)
−0.5
(16.0)
−0.3
(12.3)
21.3 (19.0) 14.4
(17.0)
16.6
(17.3)
Physical and mental health −6.2
(20.4)
2.4
(19.0)
5.8
(17.5)
32.7 (13.1) 17.4 (18.4) 22.1
(18.0)
Locomotion −7.8
(23.7)
−0.5
(19.2)
−4.3
(23.1)
25.0 (31.7) 16.4 (23.5) 19.1
(25.5)
Body composition −3.9
(22.5)
4.1
(22.1)
12.4
(25.6)
22.5 (12.0) 14.0 (20.1) 16.7
(18.0)
Functionality −7.4
(15.5)
−0.7
(17.1)
− 0.9
(11.4)
15.5 (25.5) 14.7 (14.9) 14.9
(17.9)
Activities of daily living −11.9 (17.2) −0.9
(19.4)
−4.5
(14.9)
20.5 (17.7) 12.0 (22.3) 14.7
(20.8)
Leisure activities −11.6 (29.3) 0.7
(17.0)
6.9
(21.8)
20.0 (13.9) 12.1 (19.8) 14.5
(18.1)
Fears −6.7
(22.9)
3.5
(29.9)
4.9
(32.2)
7.5 (30.1) 6.8
(32.8)
7.0
(30.9)
SARC-F 0.83 (1.49) 0.28 (1.99) −0.07 (1.67) −1.00 (2.12) −1.64 (1.69) −1.44
(1.79)
B. By global change in overall quality of life
  Worse
(n = 26)
Slightly worse
(n = 15)
About the same
(n = 63)
Slightly better
(n = 3)
Better
(n = 10)
Any improvement
(n = 13)
Overall SarQoL −7.6
(17.5)
−5.1
(11.8)
2.7
(15.2)
5.3
(5.0)
10.5
(18.1)
9.3
(15.9)
Physical and mental health −6.0 (22.1) −3.0
(19.2)
7.6
(17.7)
18.5 (22.2) 16.3 (21.1) 16.8
(20.4)
Locomotion −8.4 (26.5) −11.0
(15.0)
−0.3
(24.0)
5.6
(12.7)
12.9 (25.6) 11.2
(23.0)
Body composition −3.0 (25.8) −1.9
(18.5)
11.5
(24.2)
16.7
(7.2)
15.8 (19.8) 16.0
(17.4)
Functionality −6.4 (17.0) −5.0
(15.2)
1.5
(15.0)
−1.1 (14.2) 11.1 (16.3) 8.3
(16.2)
Activities of daily living −13.2 (18.5) −3.8
(18.8)
0.4
(18.0)
−1.0 (11.5) 4.9
(20.4)
3.6
(18.4)
Leisure activities −10.9 (30.8) 0.0
(15.4)
5.0
(21.2)
27.7
(9.6)
10.0
(22.4)
14.1
(21.3)
Fears −9.6 (19.8) −1.7
(29.8)
7.7
(31.1)
0.0
(25.0)
1.3
(36.1)
1.0
(32.9)
SARC-F 0.60 (1.65) 0.33
(2.22)
−0.08
(1.60)
2.33 (1.53) −1.70 (1.83) −0.77
(2.45)
  1. Values are mean and standard deviation