Lower Extremity Proximal Muscle Function and Dyspnea in Older Persons.

@article{Fragoso2015LowerEP,
  title={Lower Extremity Proximal Muscle Function and Dyspnea in Older Persons.},
  author={Carlos A. Vaz Fragoso and Katy L. B. Araujo and Linda S Leo-Summers and Peter H. Van Ness},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={63 8},
  pages={1628-33}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association between performance on a single chair stand and moderate to severe exertional dyspnea. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Cardiovascular Health Study. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling individuals aged 65 and older (N = 4,413; mean age 72.6; female, n = 2,518 (57.1%); nonwhite, n = 199 (4.5%); obese, n = 788 (17.9%); history of smoking, n = 2,410 (54.6%)). MEASUREMENTS Performance on single chair stand (poor (unable to rise without arm use) vs normal… CONTINUE READING