Walking is Associated With Physical Capacity and Fatigue but not Cognition in Long-Term Care Residents

Lynne M. Taylor*, Sue Lord, John Parsons, Simin A Moyes, Rana Zia Ur Rehman, Christopher Buckley, Lynn Rochester, Silvia Del Din, Ngaire M. Kerse

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Identifying modifiable factors that influence physical activity in older people living in long-term care (LTC) facilities aids in tailoring preventive strategies to maintain function. Information on the association between frailty indicators and objectively measured physical activity in long-term care (LTC) residents is scarce. Physical limitations, fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, depressive symptoms, and chronic illness (eg, arthritis and heart disease) negatively influence LTC residents' willingness to participate in physical activity. 1 We sought to determine whether these same factors predicted habitual walking behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberS1525-8610(22)00405-4
Pages (from-to)e1-e2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Issue number11
Early online date15 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

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