Individual and environmental factors underlying life space of older people – study protocol and design of a cohort study on life-space mobility in old age (LISPE)

@inproceedings{Rantanen2012IndividualAE,
  title={Individual and environmental factors underlying life space of older people – study protocol and design of a cohort study on life-space mobility in old age (LISPE)},
  author={Taina Rantanen and Erja Portegijs and Anne Viljanen and Johanna Eronen and Milla Saajanaho and Li-Tang Tsai and Markku A Kauppinen and Eeva-Maija Palonen and Sarianna Sipil{\"a} and Susanne Iwarsson and Merja Rantakokko},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND A crucial issue for the sustainability of societies is how to maintain health and functioning in older people. With increasing age, losses in vision, hearing, balance, mobility and cognitive capacity render older people particularly exposed to environmental barriers. A central building block of human functioning is walking. Walking difficulties may start to develop in midlife and become increasingly prevalent with age. Life-space mobility reflects actual mobility performance by… CONTINUE READING
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