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JAPA Volume 24, Issue 1, January

Original Research


Effects of Low-Impact Dance on Blood Biochemistry, Bone Mineral Density, the Joint Range of Motion of Lower Extremities, Knee Extension Torque, and Fall in Females

2016, 24, 1 – 7
Hui Ying Wu, Jui Hung Tu, Chin Hsing Hsu, Te Hung Tsao


Feasibility of a Self-Determination Theory-Based Exercise Program in Community-Dwelling South Korean Older Adults: Experiences from a 13-Month Trial

2016, 24, 8 – 21
Minyoung Lee, Min Joo Kim, Dongwon Suh, Jungjin Kim, Eunkyoung Jo, BumChul Yoon


Gait Speed, Quality of Life, and Sedentary Time are Associated with Steps per Day in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Osteoporosis

2016, 24, 22 – 31
Ing-Mari Dohrn, Maria Hagströmer, Mai-Lis Hellénius, Agneta Ståhle


Association Between Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Canadian Adults

2016, 24, 32 – 38
Alina Cohen, Joseph Baker, Chris I. Ardern


Increasing the Availability of Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults: Lessons Learned From Texercise Stakeholders

2016, 24, 39 – 44
Alan B. Stevens, Shannon B. Thiel, Jennifer L. Thorud, Matthew Lee Smith, Doris Howell, Jessica Cargill, Suzanne M. Swierc, Marcia G. Ory


Key Factors Influencing Implementation of Falls Prevention Exercise Programs in the Community

2016, 24, 45 – 52
Lesley Day, Margaret J. Trotter, Alex Donaldson, Keith Hill, Caroline F. Finch


Enhancing Adoption of a Home-Based Exercise Program for Mild Balance Dysfunction: A Qualitative Study

2016, 24, 53 – 60
Claudia Meyer, Susan Williams, Frances Batchelor, Keith Hill


Descriptive Epidemiology of Physical Activity Levels and Patterns in New Zealanders in Advanced Age

2016, 24, 61 – 71
Casey Jordan Mace, Ngaire Kerse, Ralph Maddison, Tim Olds, Santosh Jatrana, Carol Wham, Mere Kepa, Anna Rolleston, Ruth Teh, Joanna Broad


Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Feelings of Energy in Relation to Age and Sex

2016, 24, 72 – 78
Fabien D. Legrand, William Bertucci, Joanne Hudson


Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity Patterns in Older Adults After Hip Fracture: A Call to Action

2016, 24, 79 – 84
Lena Fleig, Megan M. McAllister, Penny Brasher, Wendy L. Cook, Pierre Guy, Joseph H. Puyat, Karim Khan, Heather A. McKay, Maureen C. Ashe


Associations Between Reasons to Go Outdoors and Objectively-Measured Walking Activity in Various Life-Space Areas Among Older People

2016, 24, 85 – 91
Li-Tang Tsai, Merja Rantakokko, Anne Viljanen, Milla Saajanaho, Johanna Eronen, Taina Rantanen, Erja Portegijs


Physical Fitness in Older People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

2016, 24, 92 – 100
Karin Hesseberg, Hege Bentzen, Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Knut Engedal, Astrid Bergland


Evaluation of Tai Chi Program Effectiveness for People with Arthritis in the Community: A Randomized Controlled Trial

2016, 24, 101 – 110
Leigh F. Callahan, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Mary Altpeter, Betsy Hackney


Feasibility of a Low-Cost, Interactive Gaming System to Assess Balance in Older Women

2016, 24, 111 – 118
Courtney D. Hall, Carolyn K. Clevenger, Rachel A. Wolf, James S. Lin, Theodore M. Johnson II, Steven L. Wolf


Older Adults’ Uptake and Adherence to Exercise Classes: Instructors’ Perspectives

2016, 24, 119 – 128
Helen Hawley-Hague, Maria Horne, Dawn A. Skelton, Chris Todd


“Are Your Clients Having Fun?” The Implications of Respondents’ Preferences for the Delivery of Group Exercise Programs for Falls Prevention

2016, 24, 129 – 138
Lucy McPhate, Emily M. Simek, Terry P. Haines, Keith Hill, Caroline F. Finch, Lesley Day


Effects of bioDensity Training and Power Plate Whole-Body Vibration on Strength, Balance, and Functional Independence in Older Adults

2016, 24, 139 – 148
Derek T. Smith, Stacey Judge, Ashley Malone, Rebecca C. Moynes, Jason Conviser, James S. Skinner

Scholarly Reviews


Age-Related Changes in Performance and Recovery Kinetics in Masters Athletes: A Narrative Review

2016, 24, 149 – 157
Nattai R. Borges, Peter Reaburn, Matthew W. Driller, Christos Argus


Effective Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions for Older Adults Living in Rural and Regional Areas: A Systematic Review

2016, 24, 158 – 167
Melissa Moore, Jeni Warburton, Paul D. O’Halloran, Nora Shields, Michael Kingsley