Associations of Objectively Measured Physical Activity With Lower Limb Function in Older Men and Women: Findings From the Older People and Active Living (OPAL) Study

Tanya Trayers*, Debbie A. Lawlor, Kenneth R. Fox, Jo Coulson, Mark Davis, Afroditi Stathi, Tim Peters

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Abstract

Associations of objectively measured physical activity (PA) with objectively measured lower limb function in adults age 70 and older were studied. Lower limb function was assessed using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) and PA by an accelerometer providing mean daily counts per minute (CPM), mean daily steps and minutes of moderate or vigorous PA (MVPA) per day. A minority (32 [13%]) scored low........

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-43
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • older people
  • accelerometry
  • Short Physical Performance Battery
  • LOWER-EXTREMITY FUNCTION
  • LIFE-STYLE INTERVENTIONS
  • SUBSEQUENT DISABILITY
  • PERFORMANCE BATTERY
  • BODY-COMPOSITION
  • FOLLOW-UP
  • HEALTH
  • ADULTS
  • EXERCISE
  • HOME

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