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Physical Activity and Falls in Older Men: The Critical Role of Mobility Limitations

Jefferis, BJ; Merom, D; Sartini, C; Wannamethee, SG; Ash, S; Lennon, LT; Iliffe, S; ... Whincup, PH; + view all (2015) Physical Activity and Falls in Older Men: The Critical Role of Mobility Limitations. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise , 47 (10) pp. 2119-2128. 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000635. Green open access

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Abstract

Physical activity (PA) has many health benefits but may increase falls risk among older adults. We study how objectively measured habitual daily PA is related to falls, exploring the modifying effect of mobility limitations and the mediating role of fitness and lower limb strength.

Type: Article
Title: Physical Activity and Falls in Older Men: The Critical Role of Mobility Limitations
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000635
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000635
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License, where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.
Keywords: OLDER ADULTS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, ACCELEROMETER, FALLS, MOBILITY LIMITATIONS, COHORT STUDY
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1462536
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