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Background Frailty associated with aging increases the risk of falls, disability, and death. We investigated gender-associated factors for frailty. Methods Data of 3,079 geriatric subjects were retrieved from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...

["Geriatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4326
172 downloads
579 views

Background Force platform training with functional electric stimulation aimed at improving balance may be effective in fall prevention for older adults. Aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of the visual-feedback-based force platform balance training with...

["Clinical Trials","Geriatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4244
106 downloads
443 views

Objective To investigate the risk factors for osteoporosis in male Taiwanese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods This cross-sectional study evaluated male COPD outpatients and age-matched male subjects at a regional teaching hospital....

["Geriatrics","Internal Medicine","Nutrition","Respiratory Medicine","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4232
1 citation
223 downloads
850 views

The purpose of this study was to investigate the benefits of exercises with different cognitive demands for cognitive functions (Executive and non-Executive) in healthy older adults. A cross-sectional design was adopted. In total, 84 healthy older adults were enrolled...

["Neuroscience","Geriatrics","Neurology","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3943
503 downloads
2,566 views

Objectives Compare the immediate effects of a Neurodynamic Mobilization (NM) treatment or foam roller (FR) treatment after DOMS. Design Double blind randomised clinical trial. Setting The participants performed 100 drop jumps (5 sets of 20 repetitions, separated...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Nursing","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3908
113 downloads
505 views

Background Providing mobility skills training to manual wheelchair (MWC) users can have a positive impact on community participation, confidence and quality of life. Often such training is restricted or not provided at all because of the expense of, and limited...

["Clinical Trials","Geriatrics","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3879
195 downloads
1,017 views

Once the general decline in muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance falls below specific thresholds, the middle aged or older adult will be diagnosed as having sarcopenia (a loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength). Sarcopenia contributes to a range...

["Geriatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3768
2 citations
258 downloads
1,164 views

Background Wii Fit was originally designed as a health and fitness interactive training experience for the general public. There are, however, many examples of Wii Fit being utilized in clinical settings. This article aims to identify the contribution of Wii Fit...

["Drugs and Devices","Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3600
1 citation
65 downloads
473 views

Background Frailty exhibits a high prevalence in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and is associated with adverse health-related outcomes, including falls and fractures. Available studies do not address whether frailty is associated with temporal changes...

["Geriatrics","Nephrology","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3542
130 downloads
718 views

Background Renal supportive care (RSC) is an important option for elderly individuals reaching end-stage renal disease; however, the frequency of RSC practice is very low among Asian countries. We evaluated the attitude, the knowledge, and the preference for specific...

["Geriatrics","Nephrology","Public Health","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3540
363 downloads
1,611 views

Background Various scales have been used to perform a quick and first level nutritional assessment, and the MNA is one of the most used and recommended by experts in the elderly in all areas. This scale has a short form, the MNA-SF, revised and validated in 2009,...

["Geriatrics","Nursing","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3345
2 citations
271 downloads
858 views

Background In the context of healthy ageing, it is necessary to identify opportunities to implement health interventions in order to develop an active lifestyle with sufficient physical activity and limited sedentary time in middle-aged and older adults. The transition...

["Geriatrics","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3242
2 citations
268 downloads
1,607 views

Background Intervention programs to promote physical activity in older adults, either in group or home settings, have shown equivalent health outcomes but different results when considering adherence. Group-based interventions seem to achieve higher participation...

["Geriatrics","Kinesiology","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3150
1 citation
314 downloads
1,265 views

Background There is a high prevalence of non-specific shoulder pain associated with upper limb functional limitations in older adults. The purpose of this study was to determine the minimal clinically important differences (MCID) of grip strength and pressure pain...

["Geriatrics","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2995
2 citations
524 downloads
1,383 views

Background New reliable devices for range of motion (ROM) measures in older adults are necessary to improve knowledge about the functional capability in this population. Dorsiflexion ROM limitation is associated with ankle injuries, foot pain, lower limb disorders,...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2820

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