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Title: Daytime physical activity patterns and physical fitness in institutionalized elderly women: An exploratory study.
Authors: Ikezoe, Tome  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Asakawa, Yasuyoshi
Shima, Hiroto
Kishibuchi, Kaoru
Ichihashi, Noriaki  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 池添, 冬芽
Keywords: Physical activity
Physical fitness
Elderly women
Sedentary behavior
Daytime activity patterns
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Journal title: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
Volume: 57
Issue: 2
Start page: 221
End page: 225
Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between daytime physical activity patterns and physical fitness in elderly women. The subjects comprised 19 elderly women who resided in a nursing home. Time spent lying, sitting, standing and walking and the number of steps taken during the daytime from 10:00 to 16:00 were measured to determine physical activity patterns. Physical fitness measures included muscle strength, balance, flexibility and physical performance. The elderly women spent 18.3% of their daytime walking, 7.31% in a standing position, 56.9% sitting and 17.4% lying down. Our results showed that the time spent in walking or standing positions was significantly associated with balance and physical performance such as walking speed, while the time spent in a sitting position was inversely associated with muscle strength, balance and physical performance. The results of this study suggest that the time the elderly spend on weight-bearing activities and in sedentary behavior are associated with physical fitness.
Rights: © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
この論文は出版社版でありません。引用の際には出版社版をご確認ご利用ください。This is not the published version. Please cite only the published version.
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.archger.2013.04.004
PubMed ID: 23664785
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