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Myotendinous junction (MTJ) is the largest area of force transmission between skeletal muscle and bone tissue, which is directly associated with physical exercise that possible promotes morphological changes in muscle and tendon tissues. The aim of this study is...

["Geriatrics","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26601v1
314 downloads
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Background: Wile many older adults are immobile, frail and inactive, others still participate in competitive sports. As in sprinting and endurance running, the world records of javelin throwing decrease with increasing age. It is, however, not clear 1)whether this...

["Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3494v1
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effects of the achievement motive on important variables such as the purpose in life and social participation with objective physical functions in predicting within-person fluctuations and between-person...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2801v1
140 downloads
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Background: Achievement motive is expected to prevent lack of self-efficacy and hope, which negatively impact rehabilitation support, health, and psychological well-being. It has been indicated that the factor structure of the Scale for Achievement Motive in Rehabilitation...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2459v1
1,002 downloads
571 views

Based upon a comprehensive analysis of current literature and by combining a molecular biology and a sports science perspective, this review examines (1) if a correlation between physical activity load and telomere length (TL) exists, and (2) comprehensively analyses...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Geriatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1965v1
170 downloads
488 views

Background For patients in health institutions urinary tract infections often have significant negative health consequences. Indwelling urinary catheters and inappropriate practice related to this is a strong risk factor for urinary tract infections. Thus, a national...

["Geriatrics","Infectious Diseases","Nursing","Urology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1820v2
140 downloads
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Introduction Age is the primary risk factor for major human chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is associated with aging and the progression of...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Geriatrics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1754v1
244 downloads
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Background: Achievement motive is defined as the intention to achieve one's goals. It is an important consideration in rehabilitation. However, previous studies have not demonstrated the causal relationship between achievement motive and a more enhanced quality...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1200v1
94 downloads
486 views

Introduction: Hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge is a target for health care cost savings through the medicare Value Based Purchasing initiative. Because of this focus, hospitals and health systems are investing considerable resources into the identification...

["Geriatrics","Health Policy","Hematology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1186v1
313 downloads
567 views

Over the last two decades the number of total joint replacement surgeries increased consistently. With the patient population growing older and therefore suffering from more comorbidities and total joint replacement being progressively indicated even in patients...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Geriatrics","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1119v2
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Force plates are a straightforward tool to assess human acceleration as an indicator of human performance. Understanding of the physical principle, and also of the test instruction is required to arrive at meaingful results and interpretations. Notably, performance...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Geriatrics","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1099v1
298 downloads
324 views

We describe the close relationship between stride, cadence and velocity, as fundamental motion outcomes, in particular for the elderly. Stride (Length, Time, CoV) is a meaningful mobility outcome for clinical intervention trials. Stride variability while motor-cognitive...

["Cognitive Disorders","Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1070v1
392 downloads
406 views

A major problem in the field of Parkinson's disease (PD) is that there is no objective assessment tool for PD symptoms to date. At the moment data are mostly collected with questionaires, interviews, or clinical scales. This makes the assessment of changes in the...

["Neuroscience","Geriatrics","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1031v1
2,694 downloads
834 views

Aging has been defined as the loss of function and ability to interact with the environment. The social perception of aging involves the inability to live independently due to loss of mobility, cognition, and sensory functions. Aging is a risk factor for pathology...

["Bioengineering","Geriatrics","Nutrition","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1015v1
189 downloads
483 views

Objective measurement of real-world fall events by using body-worn sensor devices can improve the understanding of falls in older people and enable new technology to prevent, predict, and automatically recognize falls. However, relative to the required recording...

["Geriatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1013v1
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