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Developing an assessment based on physical fitness age to evaluate motor function in frail and healthy elderly women

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2018
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Title
Developing an assessment based on physical fitness age to evaluate motor function in frail and healthy elderly women
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s146996
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Masaki Nakagaichi, Yuya Anan, Yuto Hikiji, Sou Uratani

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify a method for assessing physical fitness age that is easy to use with both frail and healthy elderly women and to examine its validity. Principal component analysis was used to develop a formula of physical fitness age from four motor function variables. The subjects comprised 688 (75.7±6.0 years) elderly women, in order to develop a physical fitness scale. The formula for calculating physical fitness age was expressed as physical fitness age =-0.419× grip strength -0.096× balancing on one leg with eyes open -0.737×30 s chair stand +0.503× figure-of-8 walking test +0.47× chronological age +52.68. Measures obtained from subjects in the frail elderly (n=11, 73.0±2.3 years) and exercise (n=10, 70.8±3.1 years) groups were used to examine the validity of the assessment. The mean physical fitness age of the frail elderly group (79.0±3.7 years) was significantly higher than its mean chronological age (73.0±2.3 years, p<0.05). The mean physical fitness age of the exercise group (65.6±3.1 years) was significantly lower than the chronological age (70.8±3.1 years, p<0.05). These findings confirm that physical fitness age scores are applicable to frail and healthy elderly women. Physical fitness age is a valid measure of motor function in elderly women.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Other 2 7%
Researcher 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 6 20%
Unknown 10 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 17%
Sports and Recreations 3 10%
Unspecified 1 3%
Energy 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 12 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 25 July 2018.
All research outputs
#3,303,360
of 13,278,410 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#381
of 1,357 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#101,763
of 347,948 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#18
of 51 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,278,410 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 74th percentile.
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