Testing a Questionnaire that was Developed to Better Understand a Person's Physical Limitations

What we are studying

The purpose of the study is to better understand the experiences of patients who have sarcopenia (muscle loss due to aging). To do this, we are asking participants to complete a set of questionnaires. At least half of the participants will be asked to answer the questionnaires a second time for testing reliability. The goal of the study is to evaluate characteristics of the newly developed questionnaire. The information collected will be important for future studies of sarcopenia.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Not Hispanic or Latino
  • Ages 70+

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must feel like you are walking slower than you used to.

What is involved

  • 1 visit to the Sticht Center where you will have a DXA scan (like an X-ray of your body)
  • A short walk test
  • And answer some questionnaires


$125 check if you complete the visit and the questionnaires

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Stacy Harpe-Hall
Principal Investigator
Stephen Kritchevsky, PhD

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