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Table 2 EWGSOP1 vs EWGSOP2 sarcopenia cut-off values & operational definitions

From: Should knee extension strength testing be implemented as a screening test for identifying probable and confirmed sarcopenia in older T2DM patients?

EWGSOP1 Cut-off points EWGSOP2 cut-off points
Parameter Men Women Men Women
Gait speed < 0.8 m/s < 0.8 m/s
HGS < 30 kg < 20 kg < 27 kg < 16 kg
ASMI < 7.25 kg/m2 < 5.67 kg/m2 < 7 kg/m2 < 5.5 kg/m2
EWGSOP1 definitions EWGSOP2 definitions
Pre/Probable Sarcopenia Low ASMI Low HGS
Confirmed Sarcopenia Low ASMI + Low HGS/ low Gait speed Low HGS + Low ASMI
Severe Sarcopenia Low ASMI + Low HGS + low Gait speed Low HGS + Low ASMI + Low Gait speed
  1. Abbreviations: ASMI Appendicular Skeletal Mass Index, EWGSOP1 European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People 1, EWGSOP2 European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People 2, HGS Hand Grip Strength