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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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Ibrahim M. Altubasi

NSA are associated with advancing in age. Second, the magnitude and the side-to-side asymmetry in the femoral NSA contribute independently in the variability of the performance of the physical function of healthy individuals. Methods Participants Outcome data for this study were taken from 51 healthy

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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

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Francesca Genoese, Shelby Baez and Johanna M. Hoch

rehabilitation. 5 However, despite the return of adequate objective physical function, return to sport is not always accomplished. 6 It has been reported that failure to return to sport may be due to biopsychosocial impairments such as deficits in social support, decreases in self-efficacy, or elevated levels

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Susan Aguiñaga, Diane K. Ehlers, Elizabeth A. Salerno, Jason Fanning, Robert W. Motl and Edward McAuley

might prevent them from accessing such facilities are quite rare in the literature. McAuley et al 16 , 17 developed a 6-month, DVD-delivered flexibility, toning, and balance (FlexToBa ™ , FTB) intervention, which improved physical function, strength, and flexibility at postintervention, 12 months, and

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Johanna M. Hoch, Shelby E. Baez, Robert J. Cramer and Matthew C. Hoch

-reported function has been primarily assessed through patient-reported outcome instruments (PROs) that are often specific to the ankle region. 8 While gaining perspective from the patients regarding limitations and restrictions associated with physical function of the ankle is important, there may be other aspects

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Jordan Jacobson, Cale Chaltron, David Sherman and Neal R. Glaviano

, muscle volume, or muscle thickness. Secondary outcomes of interest were patient-oriented in nature and included physical function, pain, and data regarding safety of implementation (adverse advents). Results of physical function outcomes were highly variable, but the timed up-and-go was most common. All