17. Measurements of Physical Performance

  1. Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft4 and
  2. John E. Morley5,6
  1. Rolland Yves1,2,3,
  2. Gabor Abellan1,2,3 and
  3. Matteo Cesari1,2,3

Published Online: 27 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338032.ch17



How to Cite

Yves, R., Abellan, G. and Cesari, M. (2012) Measurements of Physical Performance, in Sarcopenia (eds A. J. Cruz-Jentoft and J. E. Morley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338032.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Servicio de Geriatría, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

  2. 5

    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

  3. 6

    Division of Endocrinology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    INSERM Unit 1027, Toulouse, France

  2. 2

    Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

  3. 3

    Gérontopôle, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119975878

Online ISBN: 9781118338032



  • measurements of physical performance;
  • CGA, clinical in functional decline/disability prevention;
  • physical performance, for specific/independent tasks;
  • the adopted test, individual's functional status and objectives;
  • poor physical measures for adverse outcome, comorbidity with age;
  • sarcopenia, and age associated decline in functional capacity;
  • age-related loss of muscle mass/quality, on strength/performance;
  • EWGSOP, muscle strength and physical performance tests;
  • SPPB, a much validated/used physical performance test;
  • TGUG, SCPT, gait speed, LLFDI and self assessments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What Information is Provided to a Clinician When Adopting Physical Performance Measures?

  • Sarcopenia and Physical Performance

  • The Physical Performance Measures

  • Conclusion

  • References