A proposal for a standard value of muscle cross-sectional area of the thigh in Japanese adults

Manami Ishiuchi, Kiyotaka Fukumoto, Satoshi Muraki, Osamu Fukuda

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Abstract

The muscle cross-sectional area in the thigh decreases with aging, which lowers the capacity to carry out activities of daily living (ADL). In the present study, we tried to make a standard value for evaluating the muscle area of the thigh, considering sex, age and body size. Muscle cross-sectional areas of the thigh in 606 Japanese adults (257 males and 349 females) were measured using an ultrasound evaluation system. Because height and weight were related to age and muscle area, we proposed measured muscle area (cm 2) × height (m)/weight (kg) as an index for evaluating muscle area. In both sexes, this index decreased with aging, and especially in females, the reduction was accelerated beyond 50 years old. These standard values should be useful for middle-aged and elderly people to prevent them from exhibiting a decrease in capacity to carry out ADL and becoming bedridden.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationErgonomics in Asia: Development, Opportunities, and Challenges - Selected Papers of the 2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011
Pages241-246
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011 - Hsinchu, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 4 2011Oct 8 2011

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Other2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityHsinchu
Period10/4/1110/8/11

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Muscle
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Aging of materials
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  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Ishiuchi, M., Fukumoto, K., Muraki, S., & Fukuda, O. (2012). A proposal for a standard value of muscle cross-sectional area of the thigh in Japanese adults. In Ergonomics in Asia: Development, Opportunities, and Challenges - Selected Papers of the 2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011 (pp. 241-246)

A proposal for a standard value of muscle cross-sectional area of the thigh in Japanese adults. / Ishiuchi, Manami; Fukumoto, Kiyotaka; Muraki, Satoshi; Fukuda, Osamu.

Ergonomics in Asia: Development, Opportunities, and Challenges - Selected Papers of the 2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011. 2012. p. 241-246.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ishiuchi, M, Fukumoto, K, Muraki, S & Fukuda, O 2012, A proposal for a standard value of muscle cross-sectional area of the thigh in Japanese adults. in Ergonomics in Asia: Development, Opportunities, and Challenges - Selected Papers of the 2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011. pp. 241-246, 2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Province of China, 10/4/11.
Ishiuchi M, Fukumoto K, Muraki S, Fukuda O. A proposal for a standard value of muscle cross-sectional area of the thigh in Japanese adults. In Ergonomics in Asia: Development, Opportunities, and Challenges - Selected Papers of the 2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011. 2012. p. 241-246
Ishiuchi, Manami ; Fukumoto, Kiyotaka ; Muraki, Satoshi ; Fukuda, Osamu. / A proposal for a standard value of muscle cross-sectional area of the thigh in Japanese adults. Ergonomics in Asia: Development, Opportunities, and Challenges - Selected Papers of the 2nd East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, EAEFS 2011. 2012. pp. 241-246
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