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Promoting physical activity for elders with compromised function: the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study physical activity intervention

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, September 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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Title
Promoting physical activity for elders with compromised function: the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study physical activity intervention
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, September 2013
DOI 10.2147/cia.s49737
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Authors

W. Jack Rejeski, Robert Axtell, Fielding, Katula, Abby King, Todd Manini, Anthony Marsh, Marco Pahor, Alvito Rego, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Mark Newman, Michael Walkup, Michael Miller

Abstract

The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study is a Phase III randomized controlled clinical trial (Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01072500) that will provide definitive evidence regarding the effect of physical activity (PA) on major mobility disability in older adults (70-89 years old) who have compromised physical function. This paper describes the methods employed in the delivery of the LIFE Study PA intervention, providing insight into how we promoted adherence and monitored the fidelity of treatment. Data are presented on participants' motives and self-perceptions at the onset of the trial along with accelerometry data on patterns of PA during exercise training. Prior to the onset of training, 31.4% of participants noted slight conflict with being able to meet the demands of the program and 6.4% indicated that the degree of conflict would be moderate. Accelerometry data collected during PA training revealed that the average intensity - 1,555 counts/minute for men and 1,237 counts/minute for women - was well below the cutoff point used to classify exercise as being of moderate intensity or higher for adults. Also, a sizable subgroup required one or more rest stops. These data illustrate that it is not feasible to have a single exercise prescription for older adults with compromised function. Moreover, the concept of what constitutes "moderate" exercise or an appropriate volume of work is dictated by the physical capacities of each individual and the level of comfort/stability in actually executing a specific prescription.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 140 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 18%
Researcher 23 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 22 15%
Unknown 33 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 13%
Sports and Recreations 15 10%
Psychology 11 7%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Other 19 13%
Unknown 43 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2014.
All research outputs
#2,406,904
of 21,347,686 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#263
of 1,761 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21,576
of 180,842 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#8
of 46 outputs
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