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Jaclyn P. Maher and David E. Conroy

assess physical function ( Haley et al., 2002 ). Participants rated the extent to which they had difficulty completing activities of daily living (e.g., walking several blocks, stepping up and down from a curb) on a 1 ( I would have so much difficulty I cannot do it ) to 5 ( I would have no difficulty

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Natasha Reid, Justin W. Keogh, Paul Swinton, Paul A. Gardiner and Timothy R. Henwood

the poor physical function of residents ( de Souto Barreto, 2015 ; Slaughter et al., 2015 ). The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) defines sarcopenia as the presence of low muscle mass as well as poor muscle strength and/or physical performance ( Cruz-Jentoft et al., 2010

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Aurora de Fátima G.C. Mafra Cabral, Marcelo Medeiros Pinheiro, Charlles H.M. Castro, Marco Túlio De Mello, Sérgio Tufik and Vera Lúcia Szejnfeld

. Potential associations between the questionnaires and other instruments used to measure physical function in this population was also investigated. Methods Participants A total of 123 women aged 60 to 91 years from the medical outpatient clinics at Universidade Federal de São Paulo in the period from 2011

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Sharon Hetherington, Paul Swinton, Tim Henwood, Justin Keogh, Paul Gardiner, Anthony Tuckett, Kevin Rouse and Tracy Comans

intention of this service is to facilitate continued independence, in practice, little exercise therapy is provided in this program to promote the rehabilitation of physical function ( Commonwealth of Australia, 2017 ). For adults receiving in-home care services through the CHSP, progressive resistance plus

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James L. Farnsworth II, Todd Evans, Helen Binkley and Minsoo Kang

). The lack of items from the MARS is interesting, considering that physical activity is a component of physical function. 15 Each of the MARS items assesses general physical activity level of patients. While physical activity is a component of physical function, the lack of knee-specific information

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Sheng H. Kioh, Sumaiyah Mat, Shahrul B. Kamaruzzaman, Fatimah Ibrahim, Mas S. Mokhtar, Noran N. Hairi, Robert G. Cumming, Phyo K. Myint and Maw P. Tan

(women) ( Janssen, Baumgartner, Ross, Rosenberg, & Roubenoff, 2004 ; Janssen, Heymsfield, & Ross, 2002 ). Functional assessments Each participant’s physical function was evaluated with three established physical performance tests: Timed Up and Go (TUG), functional reach, and handgrip strength. The TUG

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David Geard, Peter R.J. Reaburn, Amanda L. Rebar and Rylee A. Dionigi

-trained individual masters athletes are perhaps the most physically active and fit subcohort within the older adult population ( Trappe et al., 2013 ). Accordingly, because of their remarkable physical functioning (i.e., as assessed by sports performance) and physiological capacities and characteristics, these types

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Andrea Stewart, Barbara Sternfeld, Brittney S. Lange-Maia, Kelly R. Ylitalo, Alicia Colvin, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, Sheila A. Dugan, Robin R. Green and Kelley Pettee Gabriel

ancillary protocol, 2) she did not wear the accelerometer as instructed, 3) the accelerometer was not returned or malfunctioned, or 4) she had a severe physical function limitations. Data Collection Accelerometer-Derived Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors The accelerometers were initialized to begin

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Pedro Lopez, Mikel Izquierdo, Regis Radaelli, Graciele Sbruzzi, Rafael Grazioli, Ronei Silveira Pinto and Eduardo Lusa Cadore

) on physical function and incidence of falls in frail patients with dementia ( Cadore, Moneo, et al., 2014 ). Even with a poor physical condition, the exercise intervention has been shown to improve functional outcomes that are affected by physical frailty and sarcopenia. However, the effect of RT as

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Tim Henwood, Sharon Hetherington, Madeleine Purss, Kevin Rouse, Julie Morrow and Michele Smith

physical functioning (Table  1 ). Table 1 Baseline Differences Between Completion Groups DNS ( n  = 4) DNF ( n  = 9) FIN ( n  = 37) M SD M SD M SD F p Age (years) 81.7 9.9 84.5 4.5 82.6 6.0 0.41 .67 SF-36 physical functioning 68.8 10.3 67.2 24.4 61.0 24.0 0.39 .68 Note . DNS = did not start; DNF = did not