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Cecilia del Campo Vega, Veronica Tutte, Gustavo Bermudez and Diana C. Parra

A current public health priority is to promote physical activity (PA), 1 especially considering the high prevalence of physical inactivity in both developed and developing countries. 2 One of the strategies to increase the level of PA that has been gaining support and popularity is the

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Hyo Jung Yoon, Sang Ah Lee, Young Jun Ju, Jin Young Nam and Eun-Cheol Park

Physical activity (PA) is important for preventing chronic disease, 1 and the level of PA in childhood is especially important, as it can be a predictor of PA in adulthood. 2 Nevertheless, PA levels of adolescents have gradually decreased as sedentary lifestyle has spread across developed

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Stephen Harvey, Chris Rissel and Mirjam Pijnappels

increases general health, it would be logical to conclude that the falls rates are lower in the Netherlands than similarly developed countries. However, this appears not to be the case, as reported in the World Health Organization’s ( 2008 ) Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age . It reports the

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Levy Silva Rezende, Markus Brendon Lima and Emanuel Péricles Salvador

were conducted in developed countries (United States, The Netherlands, and Canada) with high rates of human development. Extrapolations to middle-income and low-income countries should be made with caution because these countries have limitations related to accessibility of individuals with mobility

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Patrick Abi Nader, Lina Majed, Susan Sayegh, Lama Mattar, Ruba Hadla, Marie Claire Chamieh, Carla Habib Mourad, Elie-Jacques Fares, Zeina Hawa and Mathieu Bélanger

Among Middle Eastern countries, Lebanon is considered a high developing country (high development index = 0.763) and uses 3.0% of its total gross domestic product on public health expenditure. 7 By 2020, Lebanon is expected to have a population greater than 6 million, a population density of 588

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Johan Pelssers, Emalie Hurkmans, Jeroen Scheerder, Norbert Vanbeselaere, Steven Vos, Tim Smits and Filip Boen

For decades, life expectancy has increased steadily in developed countries ( World Health Organization, 2006 ). Consequently, the number of older adults will increase accordingly. Aging is associated with higher risks of chronic disorders. Studies have shown that a sufficient level of physical

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Ellen Freiberger, Elisabeth Rydwik, Astrid Chorus, Erwin Tak, Christophe Delecluse, Federico Schena, Nina Waaler, Bob Laventure and Nico van Meeteren

multiple approaches and strategies. Challenge: A Shift of Focus on Health and Functioning Alongside these developments, functioning (as conceptualized by WHO 2002 ; Heerkens et al., 2017 )—besides health—has, in recent years, become all the more important in Western and developing countries. This focus

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Daniël M. van Leeuwen, Fabian van de Bunt, Cornelis J. de Ruiter, Natasja M. van Schoor, Dorly J.H. Deeg and Kaj S. Emanuel

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) represents an increasing burden in developed countries ( Arden & Nevitt, 2006 ). Progression of knee OA is usually assessed using radiographic scores such as the Kellgren & Lawrence scale (K&L-score) ( Kellgren & Lawrence, 1957 ). Radiographic scores correlate to some

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Katherine Reta Devonshire-Gill and Kevin Ian Norton

designed to assess PA engagement comprehensively in these domains via a more relevant format, particularly for developing countries where patterns of energy expenditure differ from high-income countries. 19 Since their inception, these 2 standardized self-report tools have been widely used to monitor

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A. Stefanie Mikolaizak, Jochen Klenk, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Michael D. Denkinger, Kilian Rapp and for the ActiFE Study Group

. Musgrove (Eds.), Disease control priorities in developing countries . Washington, DC : World Bank . World Health Organization . ( 2002 ). Active ageing: A policy framework . Retrieved from World Health Organization website: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/67215/1/WHO_NMH_NPH_02.8.pdf . World