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Health-related variables and functional fitness among older adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20405585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study assesses the functional fitness of a convenient sample of older adults (>70 years), to examine correlations between functional fitness and several other health-related variables and to compare with criterion performance data as established by Rikli and Jones (2001). One hundred and seven community-dwelling older adults with an average age of 78.36 +/- 5.60 years performed the Senior Fitness Test (SFT) and responded to several health-related questionnaires. The SFT scores were similar to the scores in the low-active group data published by Rikli and Jones (1999b). There was a strong correlation between the 30-second arm curl and the 2-minute step-in-place (r = .54, p < .01). More than one-half of the participants performed in the normal range or above normal range, according to the criterion performance data. This demonstrates a high level of functional fitness.
Linda D Wilkin; Bryan L Haddock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of aging & human development     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0091-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-21     Completed Date:  2010-05-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370033     Medline TA:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
California State University, San Bernardino, CA 92407, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aged, 80 and over
California / epidemiology
Exercise Test / methods*
Frail Elderly / statistics & numerical data
Health Status*
Health Surveys
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Reference Values
Risk Factors

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