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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

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Margaret K. Danilovich, David E. Conroy and T. George Hornby

older adults residing in an assisted living setting. The secondary objectives of this study were to determine the effectiveness of this intervention on frailty, physical functioning, quality of life, and daily stepping activity. Methods Design We used a mixed-method design to examine the feasibility and

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Jieling Chen, Emily Joy Nicklett, Yaping He and Vivian W.Q. Lou

( Wang, Vilme, Maciejewski, & Boulware, 2016 ). Modifiable lifestyle factors can play an important role in managing CKD; for instance, physical activity is shown to improve physical function and decrease rates of loss in kidney function and mortality risk ( Beddhu, Wei, Marcus, Chonchol, & Greene, 2015

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Jennifer J. Sherwood, Cathy Inouye, Shannon L. Webb and Jenny O

many more adults living into their 80s, 90s, and 100s ( Christensen, Doblhammer, Ru, & Vaupel, 2009 ), the additional years are frequently plagued by physical disability. Nearly 70% of people aged 65 years and older report difficulties with basic physical functions, such as climbing 10 steps, lifting

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Meltem Dizdar, Jale Fatma Irdesel, Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar and Mine Topsaç

Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO) scale, consisting of 41 questions and five subscales, was used to measure life quality of postmenopausal patients with OP. This scale assesses five dimensions of health, including pain, physical function, social function, general health assessment, and mental function

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Gina M. McCaskill, Olivio J. Clay, Peng Li, Richard E. Kennedy, Kathryn L. Burgio and Cynthia J. Brown

function among sedentary and exercising older veterans and nonveterans. Although they found that exercising veterans performed significantly better in physical function compared with nonveterans and national averages, sedentary older veterans performed significantly worse on physical function tests