Quadriceps strength and executive functions in older women.

  title={Quadriceps strength and executive functions in older women.},
  author={Erik J. A. Scherder and Laura H P Eggermont and Reint H. Geuze and Jozef Vi{\vs} and G. J. Verkerke},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={89 6},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to answer the question whether the strength of the knee extensor musculus quadriceps (m. quadriceps), in particular, is related to specific executive functions and whether this relationship is independent of aerobic fitness. The clinical relevance of this question is that the m. quadriceps can still be trained in older people and executive functions are the most vulnerable to processes of aging. DESIGN In 41 cognitively intact older women, cognitive… CONTINUE READING

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