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JAPA Volume 23, Issue 1, January

Original Research


Association of Muscle-strengthening Activity With Knee and Low Back Pain, Falls, and Health-related Quality of Life Among Japanese Older Adults: A Cross-sectional Survey

2015, 23, 1 – 8
Kazuhiro Harada, Ai Shibata, Koichiro Oka, Yoshio Nakamura


Assessing Physical Activity in Older Adults: Required Days of Trunk Accelerometer Measurements for Reliable Estimation

2015, 23, 9 – 17
Kimberley S. van Schooten, Sietse M. Rispens, Petra J.M. Elders, Paul Lips, Jaap H. van Dieën, Mirjam Pijnappels


Use of Inertial Measurement Units to Assess Age-related Changes in Gait Kinematics in an Active Population

2015, 23, 18 – 23
Maureen K. Monda, A. Goldberg, P. Smitham, M. Thornton, I. McCarthy


A Comparison of Older Adults’ Subjective Experiences With Virtual and Real Environments During Dynamic Balance Activities

2015, 23, 24 – 33
Rachel Proffitt, Belinda Lange, Christina Chen, Carolee Winstein


Balance Control During the Delivery Stride in Competitive Older Age Lawn Bowlers

2015, 23, 34 – 39
Mark Gregory Leigh Sayers, Amanda L. Tweddle, Jessika Morris


Habitual Exercise May Maintain Endothelium-dependent Dilation in Overweight Postmenopausal Women

2015, 23, 40 – 46
Kate Sanders, Carl M. Maresh, Kevin D. Ballard, Brent C. Creighton, J. Luke Pryor, William J. Kraemer, Jeff Volek, Jeff M. Anderson


Age and Task Differences in Functional Fitness in Older Women: Comparisons With Senior Fitness Test Normative and Criterion-referenced Data

2015, 23, 47 – 54
Diane E. Adamo, Susan Ann Talley, Allon Goldberg


Associations Between the Perceived Environment and Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 55-65 Years: Does Urban-rural Area of Residence Matter?

2015, 23, 55 – 63
Verity J. Cleland, Marita Södergren, Petr Otahal, Anna Timperio, Kylie Ball, David Crawford, Jo Salmon, Sarah A. McNaughton


Self-Efficacy, Neighborhood Walking, and Fall History in Older Adults

2015, 23, 64 – 71
Nancy Ambrose Gallagher, P.J. Clarke, C. Loveland-Cherry, D.L. Ronis, K.A. Gretebeck


A Combination of Physical and Cognitive Exercise Improves Reaction Time in Persons 61-84 Years Old

2015, 23, 72 – 77
Julia Leon, Aurelio Ureña, Manuel Jorge Bolaños, Alfonso Bilbao, Antonio Oña


Comparative Effects of Horse Exercise Versus Traditional Exercise Programs on Gait, Muscle Strength, and Body Balance in Healthy Older Adults

2015, 23, 78 – 89
Silvia Aranda-Garcia, Albert Iricibar, Antoni Planas, Joan A. Prat-Subirana, Rosa M. Angulo-Barroso


Spin Exercise Improves Semantic Fluency in Previously Sedentary Older Adults

2015, 23, 90 – 94
Joe Nocera, Keith M. McGregor, Chris J. Hass, Bruce Crosson


The Effect of Adding Core Stability Training to a Standard Balance Exercise Program on Sit to Stand Performance in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

2015, 23, 95 – 102
Cathy M. Arnold, Joel Lanovaz, Alison Oates, Bruce Craven, Scotty Butcher


A Comparison of Women With Fibromyalgia Syndrome to Criterion Fitness Standards: A Pilot Study

2015, 23, 103 – 111
C. Jessie Jones, Carter Rakovski, Dana Rutledge, Angela Gutierrez


Attitudes Toward Physical Activity and Exercise: Comparison of Memory Clinic Patients and Their Caregivers and Prediction of Activity Levels

2015, 23, 112 – 119
Megan E. O'Connell, Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Margaret Crossley, Debra G. Morgan


Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Functional Improvement in Latino Older Adults After Tai Chi Exercise

2015, 23, 120 – 127
Ka-Chun Siu, Shireen S. Rajaram, Carolina Padilla


Postural Stability of Older Female Scottish Country Dancers in Comparison With Physically Active Controls

2015, 23, 128 – 132
Susan Dewhurst, Leslie Peacock, Theodoros M. Bampouras


Levels and Patterns of Daily Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Measured Objectively in Older Care Home Residents in the United Kingdom

2015, 23, 133 – 143
Sally E. Barber, A. Forster, K.M. Birch


An In-depth Pilot Study on Patterns, Destinations, and Purposes of Walking in Hong Kong Older Adults

2015, 23, 144 – 152
Anthony Barnett, Ester Cerin, Man-chin Cheung, Wai-man Chan


Six Weeks of Unsupervised Nintendo Wii Fit Gaming is Effective at Improving Balance in Independent Older Adults

2015, 23, 153 – 158
Vaughan Patrick Nicholson, Mark R. McKean, John Lowe, Christine Fawcett, Brendan Burkett