Constructing an index of physical fitness age for Japanese elderly based on 7-year longitudinal data: sex differences in estimated physical fitness age

@inproceedings{Kimura2011ConstructingAI,
  title={Constructing an index of physical fitness age for Japanese elderly based on 7-year longitudinal data: sex differences in estimated physical fitness age},
  author={Misaka Kimura and Chinatsu Mizuta and Yosuke Yamada and Yasuko Okayama and Eitaro Nakamura},
  booktitle={AGE},
  year={2011}
}
A standardized method for assessing the physical fitness of elderly adults has not yet been established. In this study, we developed an index of physical fitness age (fitness age score, FAS) for older Japanese adults and investigated sex differences based on the estimated FAS. Healthy elderly adults (52 men, 70 women) who underwent physical fitness tests once yearly for 7 years between 2002 and 2008 were included in this study. The age of the participants at the beginning of this study ranged… CONTINUE READING

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