The present study was conducted to provide normative values for lower-limb muscle power estimated through equations based on the 5 times sit-to-stand (5STS) test in Brazilian older women. In addition, we investigated the association between muscle power parameters and age. The study followed a cross-sectional design. Participants were community-dwelling women. Candidates were considered eligible if they were 18 years or older, lived independently, and possessed sufficient physical and cognitive abilities to perform all measurements required by the protocol. The 5STS test was performed as fast as possible using a standard protocol. Absolute, relative, and allometric muscle power measures were estimated using 5STS-based equations. Two thousand four-hundred seventy-one women participated in the present study. Results indicated that muscle power-related parameters decreased linearly with age. Women 60-69 years showed a marginal reduction in absolute (- 5.2%), relative (- 7.9%), and allometric (- 4.0%) muscle power. A larger reduction was observed in those 70-79 years and reached ¼ of loss in participants ≥ 80, in comparison to middle-aged participants. Pearson's correlation and linear regression analyses indicated that power-related parameters were negatively associated with age. In conclusion, data of the present study provide normative values for lower-limb muscle power parameters according to 5STS-based equations. We observed that muscle power-related parameters declined with age, such that participants 60-69, 70-79, and ≥ 80 years displayed lower absolute and relative muscle power compared middle-aged women. A later decline was observed in allometric muscle power. Relative muscle power declined to a greater extent than other parameters, suggesting a possible window of opportunity for interventions.

Coelho-Júnior, H. J., De Oliveira Gonçalves, I., Landi, F., Calvani, R., Tosato, M., Picca, A., Marzetti, E., Muscle power-related parameters in middle-aged and older Brazilian women: a cross-sectional study, <<SCIENTIFIC REPORTS>>, 2023; 13 (1): 1-9. [doi:10.1038/s41598-023-39182-7] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/246734]

Muscle power-related parameters in middle-aged and older Brazilian women: a cross-sectional study

Landi, Francesco;Calvani, Riccardo;Tosato, Matteo;Marzetti, Emanuele
2023

Abstract

The present study was conducted to provide normative values for lower-limb muscle power estimated through equations based on the 5 times sit-to-stand (5STS) test in Brazilian older women. In addition, we investigated the association between muscle power parameters and age. The study followed a cross-sectional design. Participants were community-dwelling women. Candidates were considered eligible if they were 18 years or older, lived independently, and possessed sufficient physical and cognitive abilities to perform all measurements required by the protocol. The 5STS test was performed as fast as possible using a standard protocol. Absolute, relative, and allometric muscle power measures were estimated using 5STS-based equations. Two thousand four-hundred seventy-one women participated in the present study. Results indicated that muscle power-related parameters decreased linearly with age. Women 60-69 years showed a marginal reduction in absolute (- 5.2%), relative (- 7.9%), and allometric (- 4.0%) muscle power. A larger reduction was observed in those 70-79 years and reached ¼ of loss in participants ≥ 80, in comparison to middle-aged participants. Pearson's correlation and linear regression analyses indicated that power-related parameters were negatively associated with age. In conclusion, data of the present study provide normative values for lower-limb muscle power parameters according to 5STS-based equations. We observed that muscle power-related parameters declined with age, such that participants 60-69, 70-79, and ≥ 80 years displayed lower absolute and relative muscle power compared middle-aged women. A later decline was observed in allometric muscle power. Relative muscle power declined to a greater extent than other parameters, suggesting a possible window of opportunity for interventions.
2023
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Coelho-Júnior, H. J., De Oliveira Gonçalves, I., Landi, F., Calvani, R., Tosato, M., Picca, A., Marzetti, E., Muscle power-related parameters in middle-aged and older Brazilian women: a cross-sectional study, <<SCIENTIFIC REPORTS>>, 2023; 13 (1): 1-9. [doi:10.1038/s41598-023-39182-7] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/246734]
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