Physical Activity Levels of Ambulatory Nursing Home Residents

  title={Physical Activity Levels of Ambulatory Nursing Home Residents},
  author={Priscilla G Macrae and John F. Schnelle and Sandra F. Simmons and Joseph G. Ouslander},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Physical Activity},
The purpose of this study was to describe the physical activity levels of ambulatory nursing home residents (N = 95) and identify factors that predicted these activity levels. The residents’ physical activity levels (standing, walking, and wheelchair propulsion), as measured by time-sampled observations and Caltrac motion sensors, indicated that restraint use was the major predictor of low physical activity. Both the physically restrained and the physically unrestrained groups, however, were… 

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