CKD | SECONDARY SARCOPENIA | SCREENING
Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Lean and Intramuscular Adipose Tissue in Veterans Project
Veterans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence estimates 35% higher than that of the general population. Importantly, CKD is associated with progressive muscle wasting and declining physical function.
The QUALITy-VETS Project is a joint patient care improvement initiative with the SF VAMC, informed by the human-centered design process, which promotes sarcopenia screening among Veterans with CKD. Key study objectives include identifying Veterans with CKD at risk for incident mobility limitations, and determining a pragmatic strategy to integrate sarcopenia screening into the baseline assessment.