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Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

Renata Valle Pedroso, Carlos Ayán, Francisco J Fraga, Thays Martins Vital da Silva, José Maria Cancela, Ruth Ferreira Santos-Galduròz
The aim of this study was to verify the effects of functional-task training on cognitive function, activities of daily living (ADL) performance and functional fitness in community-dwelling older adults with diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A total of 57 participants (22 functional-task training group-FTG, 21 social gathering group-SGG, 14 control group-CG) were recruited. Participants in both intervention groups carried out three one-hour sessions per week of a functional-task program and social gathering activities for 12-weeks...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Lindsey Brett, Victoria Traynor, Paul Stapley, Shahla Meedya
This paper reports the qualitative component of a randomized controlled trial which evaluated the impact and feasibility of a physical exercise intervention on individuals living with dementia in nursing homes. Interviews were conducted with 10 staff and nine family carers about their views and opinions of physical exercise (n=19). Thematic content analysis revealed both benefits and barriers to physical exercise for individuals living with dementia in nursing homes. Another theme was the influences of knowledge and understanding on individuals' views of physical exercise...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Lei Zhou, Marie-Anne Gougeon, Julie Nantel
We investigated the impact of Nordic Walking (NW) on gait patterns in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) following a 6-week NW familiarization. Twelve participants with PD and healthy older adults took part in a gait analysis walking with and without poles (NP). Results showed larger knee power (knee extensor: K2) on the most affected leg in NW compared to NP (P=0.01). On the less affected side, larger power absorption (knee extensor: K3) was found during pre-swing (K3) compared to older adults in both NP and NW (P=0...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Hayley Guiney, Michael Keall, Liana Machado
AIM: Provide up-to-date information about physical activity (PA) levels in New Zealand older adults to inform the development and targeting of relevant health promotion initiatives. METHOD: Nationally-representative survey (N = 1,468) data were analysed to assess in people aged ≥ 60 years the prevalence of physical inactivity and meeting PA guidelines, differences between 2012 and 2014, and socio-demographic correlates. RESULTS: One-fifth (20...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Liane S Lewis, James Hernon, Allan Clark, John M Saxton
INTRODUCTION: The present study investigated the convergent validity of an interview-administered IPAQ long version (IPAQ-L) in an older population by comparison with objective accelerometry movement data. METHODS: Data from 52 participants (mean age 67.9 years, 62% male) were included in the analysis. Treadmill derived (TM-ACC: 1952-5724 cpm) and free-living physical activity (PA) derived (FL-ACC: 760-5724 cpm) accelerometer cut-points were used as criterion. RESULTS: IPAQ-L measures (total PA, leisure-time, walking-time, sedentary time) were significantly correlated with accelerometry (P≤0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Yoshifumi Kijima, Ryoji Kiyama, Masaki Sekine, Toshiyo Tamura, Toshiro Fujimoto, Tetsuo Maeda, Tadasu Ohshige
The purpose of this study was to clarify whether a gait analysis using an accelerometer could estimate gait independence. Eighty-six stroke patients and 21 healthy control subjects participated in this study. Stroke patients were identified as dependent or independent based on their gait ability. The acceleration of the trunk and bilateral thigh was measured using three wireless sensors during walking. The root mean square, gait regularity, and symmetry were calculated from the acceleration to estimate gait quality...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Meltem Dizdar, Jale Fatma Irdesel, Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Mine Topsac
Osteoporosis is a systemic disease characterized by the increase of bone fragility and fracture risk. Postmenopausal female osteoporotic patients were randomized into 3 groups;balance and coordination, strengthening, and aerobic exercise group. The exercise programs were performed for 12 weeks, one hour each day for three days of the week.Patients were followed-up for 12 weeks after the initial intervention. After the exercise program, patients continued their daily life activities and were called back to the clinic for additional testing after 12 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Megan Colletto, Nancy Rodriguez
Whole body protein utilization (WBPU), which includes flux (Q), protein synthesis (PS), protein breakdown (PB), and whole body protein balance (WBPB), provides insight regarding muscle mass, a criterion for sarcopenia. PURPOSE: To characterize yoga's impact on WBPU, body composition and functional measures in healthy (50-65y) women. METHODS: WBPU and functional measures were compared between women who routinely practiced yoga (YOGA; n=7) and non-active counterparts (CON; n=8)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Jennifer Brunet, Eva Guérin, Nicolas Speranzini
Although exercise-induced feeling states may play a role in driving future behaviour, their role in relation to older adults' participation in physical activity (PA) has seldom been considered. The objectives of this study were to describe changes in older adults' feeling states during exercise, and examine if levels of and changes in feeling states predicted their future participation in PA. Self-reported data on feeling states were collected from 82 older adults immediately before, during, and after a moderate-intensity exercise session, and on participation in PA 1 month later...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Amy E Burton, Louise Clancy, Lisa Cowap
This study aimed to explore facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older people with sight loss. Focus groups were conducted with 13 community dwelling older adults with sight loss ranging from poor to completely blind. Transcripts were analysed using an inductive thematic analysis. Facilitators and barriers are experienced in three ways: psychologically; through opportunity and access; and at a societal and policy level. Campaigns are needed to challenge unhelpful age-related stereotypes at both psychological and societal levels...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Roger J Paxton, Jeri E Forster, Matthew J Miller, Kristine L Gerron, Jennifer E Stevens-Lapsley, Cory L Christiansen
BACKGROUND: Physical activity outcomes are poor following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose was to evaluate feasibility of a physical activity feedback intervention for patients after TKA. METHODS: Participants completing conventional TKA rehabilitation were randomized to a physical activity feedback (PAF; n=22) or control (CTL; n=23) group. The PAF intervention included real-time activity feedback, weekly action planning, and monthly group support meetings (12-weeks)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Lennart Raudsepp, Eva-Maria Riso
Although an inverse correlation between physical activity and depressive symptoms among older adults has been found in research, this relation has seldom been examined prospectively. Accordingly, the current study examined the reciprocal relations between physical activity and depressive symptoms in Estonian older adults over a 2-year period. A three-wave longitudinal model was tested using cross-lagged analysis for 195 individuals aged over 70 years (mean = 72.1, SD = 2.1; 145 females). Results indicated that a cross-lagged model in which depressive symptoms predicted walking at subsequent time points (higher depressive symptoms were related to fewer walking steps), and walking predicted depressive symptoms at subsequent time points (higher walking steps were related to lower depressive symptoms) was most parsimonious and provided acceptable model fit...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Maria-Christina Kosteli, Jennifer Cumming, Sarah E Williams
Limited research has investigated exercise imagery use in middle-aged and older adults and its relationship with affective and behavioural correlates. The study examined the association between self-regulatory imagery and physical activity (PA) through key social cognitive variables. Middle-aged and older adults (N = 299; Mage = 59.73 years, SD = 7.73, range = 50 to 80) completed self-report measures assessing self-regulatory imagery use, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, perceived barriers, self-regulatory behaviour, enjoyment, and PA levels...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Hanan Khalil, Mahmoud A Alomari, Omar Khabour, Aya Al-Hieshan, Jawad A Bajwa
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of physical capacity, on the relationship of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) with cognitive function in people with PD. METHODS: Serum BDNF levels were measured in 29 PD participants and 30 healthy controls. Cognitive function was assessed using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) scale. Physical capacity was evaluated using the six minute walk distance (6-MWD). Participants were categorized into low or high physical capacity group according to their 50(th) percentile 6-MWD...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Enzo Iuliano, Giovanni Fiorilli, Giovanna Aquino, Alfonso Di Costanzo, Giuseppe Calcagno, Alessandra di Cagno
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different types of exercise on memory performance and memory complaint after 12-week intervention. Eighty community-dwelling volunteers, aged 66.96 ± 11.73 years, were randomly divided into four groups: resistance, cardiovascular, postural and control groups (20 participants for each group). All participants were tested for their cognitive functions before and after their respective 12-weeks intervention using Rey memory words test, Prose memory test, and Memory Complaint Questionnaire (MAC-Q)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Cheryl Der Ananian, Renae Smith-Ray, Brad Meacham, Amy Shah, Susan Hughes
This study evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of translating the evidence-based program, Fit & Strong! into a Spanish program, ¡En Forma y Fuerte!. A single-group, quasi-experimental design (n=34, mean age = 58.8 [8.1], 87.2% Female, 87.2% reported speaking mostly Spanish) was used to assess implementation feasibility and the impact of ¡En Forma y Fuerte! on arthritis-related outcomes in Hispanics with arthritis. Significant improvements in lower-extremity strength, perceived physical function and pain were observed from baseline to 8 weeks (p<0...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Yongwoo Lee, Wonjae Choi, Kyeongjin Lee, Changho Song, Seungwon Lee
Avatar-based three-dimensional technology is a new approach to improve physical function in older adults. The aim of this study was to use three-dimensional video gaming technology in virtual reality training to improve postural balance and lower extremity strength in a population of community-dwelling older adults. The experimental group participated in the virtual reality training program for 60 minutes, twice a week, for 6 weeks. Both experimental and control groups were given 3 times for falls prevention education at the first, third, and fifth weeks...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Wai-Ting Lo, Kit-Lun Yick, Newman Lau, Lok-Tung Tse, Sun-Pui Ng, Joanne Yip
Indoor slippers with a strap across the dorsal forefoot are popular with older women. However, their influence on the foot motion has not been reported. This study evaluated the range of movement in the knee and ankle joints during walking and changes in trunk displacement during sit-to-stand when ten healthy older women worn two types of slippers and in their barefeet. Comparing to barefeet, walking in slippers results in significantly increases in the knee flexion angle in the swing phase. However, there is nonsignificant difference in the ankle angle in any phase across all conditions...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Jana Slaght, Martin Senechal, Danielle Bouchard
BACKGROUND: Walking cadence is a new monitoring strategy used to increase bouts of time at moderate intensity. METHODS: Inactive older adults were instructed to walk 150 minutes per week at no specified intensity during phase one. In phase two, the intervention group (N = 23) received instructions on how to reach moderate intensity, using a pedometer and an individualized walking cadence, while the control group (N = 22) did not. The main outcomes were time at moderate intensity and moderate intensity in 10-minute bouts...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Erin Smith, Tara Cusack, Caitriona Cunningham, Catherine Blake
This review examines the effect of a dual-task on the gait parameters of older adults with a mean gait speed of 1.0m/s or greater, and the effect of type and complexity of task. A systematic review of Web of Science, PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase and psychINFO was performed in July 2016. Twenty-three studies (twenty-eight data sets) were reviewed and pooled for meta-analysis. The effect size on seven gait parameters was measured as the raw mean difference between single and dual-task performance. Gait speed significantly reduced with the addition of a dual-task, with increasing complexity showing greater decrements...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
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