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Title: Association between physical function and the load pattern during stepping-up motion in community-dwelling elderly women
Authors: Araki, Kojiro
Ikezoe, Tome  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8546-5912 (unconfirmed)
Malinowska, Katarzyna
Masaki, Mitsuhiro
Okita, Yusuke
Fukumoto, Yoshihiro
Kimura, Misaka
Watanabe, Yuya
Kita, Kiyoshi
Tsuboyama, Tadao  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Ichihashi, Noriaki  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 荒木, 浩二郎
池添, 冬芽
正木, 光裕
福元, 喜啓
市橋, 則明
Keywords: Stepping-up motion
Load pattern
Elderly people
Physical function
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Journal title: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
Volume: 66
Start page: 205
End page: 210
Abstract: Objective: Stepping-up motion is challenging task for elderly people in daily life. The present study investigated the relationship between the load pattern during stepping-up motion at maximum speed and physical function in elderly women. Methods: The subjects comprised 109 community-dwelling elderly women (age 72.5 ± 5.3 years). The load pattern (maximum load, rate of load production, and stepping-up time) during ascending a 30 cm step at maximum speed was measured, using a step up platform that measures the load at the lower and upper level. Physical function, including hip and knee extensor strength and performance on the vertical jump test, one-legged stance test, timed “Up & Go” (TUG) test, and stepping test were measured. Results: Pearson’s correlation analysis showed that stepping-up time was correlated with the maximum load at the lower level (r = −0.51), but not with the maximum load at the upper level. A multiple regression analysis showed that hip extensor strength and performance on the vertical jump, TUG, and stepping tests were significant determinants of the load pattern during stepping-up motion in the elderly women. Conclusions: Our study revealed that rapid stepping-up ability was more closely related to the maximum load during push-off at the lower level rather than that during weight loading on the upper level, and that the load pattern during stepping-up motion in elderly women was associated with various physical functions such as the hip extensor strength, leg muscle power, dynamic balance function, and agility.
Rights: © 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
This is not the published version. Please cite only the published version. 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。
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/243857
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.archger.2016.06.005
PubMed ID: 27367822
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