--3.23 Elder health & walking

Walkability and self-rated health in primary care patients

The costs of physical inactivity are beginning to be recognized. Research to pinpoint these costs will provide needed information for researchers and policy-makers to develop cost-effective physical activity promotion programs.

Older adults (SPARC Facts)

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Older Adults contains the current compiled facts and figures about how active and inactive older adults are in their leisure time and how active they want to be.

Walking difficulty, walking speed, and age as predictors of self-rated health: the women's health and aging study

Older persons reporting disability are more likely to report poor self-rated health, but little work has been done to assess the independent relationships of reported walking difficulty and measured walking performance with self-rated health.

The determinants of walking velocity in the elderly

This study sought to determine predictors of walking velocity in the elderly.
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The recovery of walking ability and subclassification of stroke

The recovery of walking after a stroke is a key functional goal for many patients. Reports vary, but approximately 50-80% of patients will regain some degree of walking ability following stroke (Skilbeck et al., 1983).

Effect of joint flexibility on walking economy in middle-aged and older people

The purpose of the present study was to clarify the effect of joint flexibility on walking economy.

Reliability of the 400m usual-pace walk test as an assessment of mobility limitation in older adults

This paper assessed the test-retest reliability of the 400-m usual-pace walk test (400-MWT), and to determine whether the 4-m walk test predicts inability to walk 400m

Brisk walking speed in older adults who walk for exercise

This paper aimed to determine the self-selected exercise intensity of older adults who report that they walk briskly for exercise.

Habitual walking and its correlation to better physical function

The objective of this paper was to determine the association between participation in habitual physical activity (including walking, shopping, and indoor and outdoor activities) and l
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Tai Chi versus brisk walking in elderly women

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a short style of Tai Chi versus brisk walking training programme on aerobic capacity, heart rate variability (HRV), strength, flexibility, balance, psychological status and quality of life in elderly women.

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