Physical activity and functional fitness in institutionalized vs. independently living elderly: a comparison of 70-80-year-old city-dwellers.

@article{KrlZieliska2011PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and functional fitness in institutionalized vs. independently living elderly: a comparison of 70-80-year-old city-dwellers.},
  author={Magdalena Kr{\'o}l-Zielińska and Krzysztof Kusy and Jacek Zieliński and Wiesław Osiński},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          e10-6
        }
}
The purpose of the study was to compare the level of energy expenditure due to physical activity (EEPA) and functional fitness (FF) in 59 women and 82 men aged 70-80 years, divided into three groups: permanent residents in assisted-living facilities (ALFs), participants in adult day care centers (DCCs) and older people living independently, members in community senior centers (CSCs). EEPA and FF were analyzed taking into consideration sex differences. The energy expenditure tended to be lower… CONTINUE READING

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