Weighted stair climbing in mobility-limited older people: a pilot study.

@article{Bean2002WeightedSC,
  title={Weighted stair climbing in mobility-limited older people: a pilot study.},
  author={Jonathan F. Bean and Seth D Herman and Dan K. Kiely and Damien Mark Callahan and Kelly C. Mizer and Walter R. Frontera and Roger A Fielding},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={663-70}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate weighted stair climbing exercise (SCE) as a means of increasing lower extremity muscle power in mobility-limited older people. DESIGN Single-blinded, randomized controlled pilot study. SETTING Human physiology laboratory of a metropolitan university. PARTICIPANTS Forty-five community-dwelling people aged 65 and older who had baseline mobility limitations manifested by scores of 11 or lower on the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). INTERVENTIONS Subjects… CONTINUE READING