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ERIC Number: EJ874768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Health-Related Variables and Functional Fitness among Older Adults
Wilkin, Linda D.; Haddock, Bryan L.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v70 n2 p107-118 2010
This study assesses the functional fitness of a convenient sample of older adults (greater than 70 years), to examine correlations between functional fitness and several other health-related variables and to compare with criterion performance data as established by Rikli and Jones (2001). One hundred and seven community-dwelling older adults with an average age of 78.36 [plus or minus] 5.60 years performed the Senior Fitness Test (SFT) and responded to several health-related questionnaires. The SFT scores were similar to the scores in the low-active group data published by Rikli and Jones (1999b). There was a strong correlation between the 30-second arm curl and the 2-minute step-in-place (r = 0.54, p less than 0.01). More than one-half of the participants performed in the normal range or above normal range, according to the criterion performance data. This demonstrates a high level of functional fitness. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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