The primary purpose of this study was to assess the validity of two motion sensors in measuring steps in institutionalized older adults during daily life activities. Sixty-eight nursing home residents (85.8 ± 5.6 years) were equipped with a hip-worn and ankle-worn piezoelectric pedometer (New Lifestyles 2000) and with an arm-mounted multisensor (SenseWear Mini). An investigator with a hand counter tallied the actual steps. The results revealed that the multisensor and hip- and ankle-worn pedometer significantly underestimated step counts (89.6 ± 17.2%, 72.9 ± 25.8%, and 20.8 ± 24.6%, respectively). Walking speed accounted for 41.6% of the variance in percent error of the ankle-worn pedometer. The threshold value for accurate step counting was set at 2.35 km/hr, providing percent error scores within ± 5%. The ankle-worn piezoelectric pedometer can be useful for accurate quantification of walking steps in the old and old-old (> 85 years) walking faster than 2.35 km/hr.
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Silvia Varela, José M. Cancela, Manuel Seijo-Martinez and Carlos Ayán
increase in the risk of falls ( Barban et al., 2017 ). Dementia and functional decline are two of the main factors linked with the decision to institutionalize older adults ( Hajek et al., 2015 ). In addition, the mere process of institutionalization, for whatever reason, is associated with an increased
Karim Korchi, Frédéric Noé, Noëlle Bru and Thierry Paillard
older adults and have a proven association with morbidity and mortality. When institutionalized, older adults are three times more likely to fall than those who live in the community, with 60% of nursing home residents falling each year ( Cameron et al., 2012 ), mainly due to high dependence for
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.06.004 10.1016/j.annrmp.2006.06.004 32. Moreira NB , Gonçalves G , Da Silva T , Zanardini FEH , Bento PCB . Multisensory exercise programme improves cognition and functionality in institutionalized older adults: a randomized control trial . Physiother Res Int . 2018 ; 23 ( 2 ): e1708 . doi
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The aim of this study was to assess the direct and indirect effects of a multicomponent exercise (MCE) program on mobility and balance in institutionalized older people. One hundred and twelve subjects (85 women; 83.0 years on average; SD = 7.5) were included in the study, and divided into a MCE-group (MCE-G) and a control group (CG) according to matching techniques. The MCE-G consisted of a 9-month program featuring range-of-motion, strength, and balance exercises performed in small groups. The CG received routine medical and nursing care. The timed up-and-go test and Tinetti Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment balance subscale were administered at baseline and postintervention. After controlling for physical baseline value, age, sex, residential care facilities, and body mass index, the MCE-G showed positive effects both on mobility (p < .001) and balance (p = .001). The role of balance as mediator in the relationship between participation to the MCE program and mobility was demonstrated.
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discussion continues on how to propose interventions and how to measure their effects on sarcopenia in the institutionalized older adult population. Acknowledgments This study was supported by Universitat de València ( UV-INV-AE14-269704 ) and has no conflict of interest to declare. The authors thank the