Responsiveness of gait speed to physical exercise interventions in at-risk older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

17/05/2017

Source: Annals of geriatric medicine and Research 

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Date of publication: march 2017 vol. 21 iss. 1 pps. 17-23

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: In at-risk older adults, gait speed is an important factor associated with quality of life and falling risk. This study assesses whether therapeutic exercise could improve gait speed.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Investigating the predictive ability of gait speed and quadriceps strength for incident falls in community-dwelling older women at high risk of fracture

14/05/2014

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: May -June 2014 65(3) pps. 308-313

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article investigates whether quadriceps strength tests demonstrate similar predictive ability for incident falls as gait speed in older women.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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