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dc.contributor.authorHalaweh, Hadeel
dc.contributor.authorWillén, Carin
dc.contributor.authorSvantesson, Ulla
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T09:06:16Z
dc.date.available2019-02-18T09:06:16Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-31
dc.identifier.citationTo cite this article: Hadeel Halaweh, Carin Willén & Ulla Svantesson (2017) Association between physical activity and physical functioning in community-dwelling older adults, European Journal of Physiotherapy, 19:1, 40-47, DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2016.1240831en_US
dc.identifier.issn2167-9177
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/4686
dc.description.abstractAim: To evaluate the association between level of physical activity (PA) and physical functioning among community-dwelling older adults. Methods: A total of 176 older adults were assessed with a PA socio-cultural adapted questionnaire (PA-SCAQ), the participants were categorized into three PA groups (low, moderate and high). Physical functioning was examined by using: Hand Grip Strength (HGS), Timed Up and Go (TUG) and Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). Statistical analyses were performed to determine differences between the groups according to age, gender and PA level. Spearman’s correlation was used to examine the association between the PA level and physical functioning values. Major findings: Older adults who participated in moderate-intensity aerobic PA for 150 min/week have recorded higher values of physical functioning than older adults who were classified as low physically active (p<0.001). PA levels were positively correlated with HGS and SPPB and negatively correlated with TUG (p<0.001). Conclusion: There were strong associations between higher levels of PA and levels of physical functioning (p<0.001). Moderate to high level of PA may contribute to maintain physical functioning among community-dwelling older adults.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank all participants and centres that participated in this study. Many thanks to all colleagues of physiotherapists for their support throughout the study, especially in the recruitment process of the participants.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectModerate-intensity aerobic physical activityen_US
dc.subjectfunctional performanceen_US
dc.subjectolder adultsen_US
dc.subjectphysiotherapyen_US
dc.titleAssociation between physical activity and physical functioning in community-dwelling older adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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