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79 results for "Elderly"

The descriptive epidemiology of accelerometer-measured physical activity in older adults

  • Published on Jan. 7, 2016

Background: Objectively measured physical activity between older individuals and between populations has been poorly described. We aimed to describe and compare the variation in accelerometry data in older UK (EPIC-Norfolk) and American (NHANES) adults. Methods: Physical activity was measured by uniaxial accelerometry in 4,052 UK (49–91 years) and 3459 US older adults (49–85 years). ...

Musculoskeletal fitness and balance in older individuals (65–85 years) and its association with steps per day: a cross sectional study

  • Published on Jan. 12, 2016

Background: There is limited normative, objective data combining musculoskeletal fitness (MSF), balance and physical activity (PA) among older adults. The aims were therefore to; 1) describe MSF and balance in older Norwegian adults focusing on age- and sex-related differences; 2) investigate the associations among MSF, balance and objectively-assessed PA levels. Methods: This ...

Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Prevention of Major Mobility Disability in Older Adults The LIFE Study Randomized Clinical Trial

  • Published on June 18, 2014

Importance: In older adults reduced mobility is common and is an independent risk factor for morbidity, hospitalization, disability, and mortality. Limited evidence suggests that physical activity may help prevent mobility disability; however, there are no definitive clinical trials examining whether physical activity prevents or delays mobility disability. Objective: To test ...

Evaluation of reliability and validity of the General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ) in 60–74 year old primary care patients

  • Published on Sept. 2, 2015

Background: GPPAQ (General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire) is a self-assessment physical activity questionnaire widely used in primary care. Reliability and validity data in older people are lacking. The study aims were: to assess GPPAQ’s reliability and validity in 60–74 year olds from the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation-Lift) physical activity ...

Light Intensity Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Relation to Body Mass Index and Grip Strength in Older Adults: Cross-Sectional Findings from the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study

  • Published on Feb. 3, 2015

Background: Identifying modifiable determinants of fat mass and muscle strength in older adults is important given their impact on physical functioning and health. Light intensity physical activity and sedentary behavior are potential determinants, but their relations to these outcomes are poorly understood. We evaluated associations of light intensity physical activity ...

Does a complex intervention by primary care nurses increase walking in older people? Outcomes at 3 and 12 months in the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation-Lift) cluster-randomised controlled trial

  • Published on Nov. 19, 2014

Backgrounds: Walking is the commonest physical activity done by older people. Intensity can be light if strolling, and moderate if brisker. We assessed whether a primary care nurse-delivered complex intervention increased walking. Methods: Our study was a parallel two-arm cluster-randomised trial, randomised by household, by researcher using an internet randomisation ...