Physical activity and leg strength predict decline in mobility performance in older persons.

@article{Buchman2007PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and leg strength predict decline in mobility performance in older persons.},
  author={Aron S Buchman and Robert Smith Wilson and Patricia A. Boyle and Yuxiao Tang and Debra A. Fleischman and David A. Bennett},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={1618-23}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the extent to which physical activity and leg strength are associated with change in mobility in older persons. DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING Retirement communities across the Chicago metropolitan area participating in the Rush Memory and Aging Project. PARTICIPANTS Eight hundred eighty-six ambulatory older persons without dementia. MEASUREMENT Rate of change in mobility. RESULTS In a linear mixed-effects model that controlled for age… CONTINUE READING

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