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Valerie Senkowski, Clara Gannon and Paul Branscum

Physical activity can help older adults reduce their risk of chronic diseases, improve functional mobility, and increase quality of life ( U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 ). Older adults are the least physically active group, and physical activity tends to decline with age. In

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Kimberlee A. Gretebeck, Caroline S. Blaum, Tisha Moore, Roger Brown, Andrzej Galecki, Debra Strasburg, Shu Chen and Neil B. Alexander

in key potential confounders of age, gender, and self-reported mobility-relevant function. Using this minimization scheme, an example of adaptive randomization, each participant was allocated to one of the 3 groups based on age (60–75 y vs 75 y and older), gender, and functional mobility disability

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Carla Elane Silva dos Santos, Sofia Wolker Manta, Guilherme Pereira Maximiano, Susana Cararo Confortin, Tânia Rosane Bertoldo Benedetti, Eleonora d’Orsi and Cassiano Ricardo Rech

more time in sedentary activities and have a lower level of light and moderate physical activity. These results are consistent with other studies 50 , 51 and may be explained by the fact that excess weight is associated with increased disability, which directly affects functional mobility, 52 and

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Rebekka Pomiersky, Bastian Abel, Christian Werner, André Lacroix, Klaus Pfeiffer, Martina Schäufele and Klaus Hauer

Society, 43 ( 2 ), 130 – 137 . doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.1995.tb06377.x 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1995.tb06377.x Podsiadlo , D. , & Richardson , S. ( 1991 ). The timed “Up & Go”: A test of basic functional mobility for frail elderly persons . Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 39 ( 2 ), 142

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Barbara Resnick, Elizabeth Galik, Marie Boltz, Erin Vigne, Sarah Holmes, Steven Fix and Shijun Zhu

. ( 2014 ). Neuropsychological, physical, and functional mobility measures associated with falls in cognitively impaired older adults . The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences, 69 ( 8 ), 987 – 995 . doi:10.1093/gerona/glt166 10.1093/gerona/glt166 Tran , T

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Ray M. Merrill

. Hoppmann CA , Lee JCM , Ziegelmann JP , Graf P , Khan KM , Ashe MC . Precipitation and physical activity in older adults: the moderating role of functional mobility and physical activity intentions . J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci . 2017 ; 72 ( 5 ): 792 – 800 . PubMed ID: 26707498

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Brett D. Tarca, Thomas P. Wycherley, Paul Bennett, Anthony Meade and Katia E. Ferrar

six-minute walk test . Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2002 ; 166 ( 1 ): 111 – 117 . doi:10.1164/ajrccm.166.1.at1102 12091180 17. Podsiadlo D , Richardson S . The timed “Up & Go”: a test of basic functional mobility for frail elderly persons . J Am Geriatr Soc . 1991 ; 39 ( 2 ): 142 – 148

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Bente M. Raafs, Esther G.A. Karssemeijer, Lizzy Van der Horst, Justine A. Aaronson, Marcel G.M. Olde Rikkert and Roy P.C. Kessels

, functional mobility, quality of life and fall risk in community dwelling older women: A randomized single-blinded controlled trial . European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 49, 301 – 310 . PubMed ID: 23486300 Lok , N. , Lok , S. , & Canbaz , M. ( 2017 ). The effect of physical

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Paige E. Rice, Herman van Werkhoven, Edward K. Merritt and Jeffrey M. McBride

– 171 . PubMed ID: 18224334 doi:10.1007/s00421-008-0679-9 10.1007/s00421-008-0679-9 18224334 24. Dos Santos Delabary M , Komeroski IG , Monteiro EP , Costa RR , Haas AN . Effects of dance practice on functional mobility, motor symptoms and quality of life in people with Parkinson

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Anna Lee, Tanvi Bhatt, Xuan Liu, Yiru Wang, Shuaijie Wang and Yi-Chung (Clive) Pai

& Go”: a test of basic functional mobility for frail elderly persons . J Am Geriatr Soc . 1991 ; 39 ( 2 ): 142 – 148 . PubMed ID: 1991946 doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.1991.tb01616.x 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1991.tb01616.x 30. Yang F , Pai Y-C . Automatic recognition of falls in gait-slip training