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Katie E. Cherry, Jennifer Silva Brown, Sangkyu Kim, and S. Michal Jazwinski

Social behaviors are associated with health outcomes in later life. The authors examined relationships among social and physical activities and health in a lifespan sample of adults (N = 771) drawn from the Louisiana Healthy Aging Study (LHAS). Four age groups were compared: younger (21–44 years), middle-aged (45–64 years), older (65–84 years), and oldest-old adults (85–101 years). Linear regression analyses indicated that physical activity, hours spent outside of the house, and social support were significantly associated with selfreported health, after controlling for sociodemographic factors. Number of clubs was significantly associated with objective health status, after controlling for sociodemographic factors. These data indicate that social and physical activities remain important determinants of self-perceived health into very late adulthood. Implications of these data for current views on successful aging are discussed.

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Junxin Li, Binbin Yang, Miranda Varrasse, Xiaopeng Ji, MaoChun Wu, Manman Li, and Kun Li

. , Colecchia , E.F. , … Zee , P.C. ( 2000 ). Daily social and physical activity increases slow-wave sleep and daytime neuropsychological performance in the elderly . Sleep, 23 ( 1 ), 1 – 9 . PubMed ID: 10678469 doi:10.1093/sleep/23.1.1f 10.1093/sleep/23.1.1f Neikrug , A.B. , & Ancoli-Israel , S

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Koren L. Fisher, Elizabeth L. Harrison, Brenda G. Bruner, Joshua A. Lawson, Bruce A. Reeder, Nigel L. Ashworth, M. Suzanne Sheppard, and Karen E. Chad

activities (social and physical activities/exercise time) provided in the participants’ place of residence and how many times per week they accessed the services or participated in the activities. The 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) assessed self-reported health. It has been shown to provide a

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José D. Jiménez-García, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Manuel de la Torre-Cruz, Raquel Fábrega-Cuadros, Agustín Aibar-Almazán, David Cruz-Díaz, and Antonio Martínez-Amat

-I is a short (16 items) and easy-to-administer questionnaire that measures the level of concern about falling during social and physical activities inside and outside the home, regardless of whether or not the person actually performs the activity. The Spanish version of the FES-I has been validated in

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Yongwoo Lee, Wonjae Choi, Kyeongjin Lee, Changho Song, and Seungwon Lee

important in older adults ( Mura et al., 2014 ). However, characteristics of aging include a decrease in social and physical activity, loss of memory, and diminished understanding and cognitive ability ( Allison, Painter, Emory, Whitehurst, & Raby, 2013 ; Altermann, Martins, Carpes, & Mello-Carpes, 2014

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Daniel Vicentini de Oliveira, Matheus Amarante do Nascimento, Bráulio Henrique Magnani Branco, Rogéria Vicentini de Oliveira, José Roberto Andrade do Nascimento Júnior, Gabriel Lucas Morais Freire, and Sônia Maria Marques Gomes Bertolini

et al., 2015 ). In addition, sedentary behavior may be influenced by motivation to participate in social and physical activities ( Katzmarzyk, 2010 ). Several investigations have been conducted to better understand sedentary behavior and its related factors, such as demographic, socioeconomic, health

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Valéria Mayaly Alves de Oliveira, André Luiz Torres Pirauá, Bruno Remígio Cavalcante, Natália Barros Beltrão, Wevans Monthier de Farias, Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, and Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo

FES-I is a short, easy-to-administer tool that measures the level of concern about falling during 16 social and physical activities inside and outside the home, whether or not the person actually does the activity. Each question has scores ranging from 1 ( not at all concerned ) to 4 ( very concerned

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Jennifer K. Sansom and Beverly D. Ulrich

, & Roebroeck, 2008 ; Quan, Adams, Ekmark, & Baum, 1998 ; Valtonen et al., 2006 ). Thus, maintaining or improving energy-efficient independent ambulation in childhood for people with MMC may promote maintenance of independence during social and physical activities while decreasing the incidence and severity

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Laura Prieto, Michael L. Norris, and Luis Columna

to engage PwP in social and physical activities. PwP expressed the need to “keep moving,” and the data further revealed that their participation in dance was linked to support provided by their CPs. Motivation for CPs to participate in dance included a compassionate need to help that translated into

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

falls, falls also negatively impact mood, engagement in social and physical activity, and overall quality of life, and they can lead to a fear of falling and a subsequent cycle of functional decline ( Tran & Phan, 2018 ; Tuvemo, Martin, Anens, Johansson, & Hellström, 2018 ). The rate of falls varies