The purpose of this study was to examine the association between maximal isometric strength and mobility among 75-year-old men and women.
All those born in 1914 and resident in the city of Jyväskylä in August 1989 comprised the study group (n=388); 355 persons were interviewed at their homes (92%): 101 men (81% of all male residents) and 186 women (75%) participated in the laboratory strength tests.
As part of the home interview the person's mobility at home, on stairs and outdoors was assessed using a four-point scale:-1 able, 2-able with difficulty, 3-needs help, 4-unable.
Poor mobility was more common among the drop-outs than among the strength-tested subjects in both sexes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Sénescence, Mobilité, Mouvement corporel, Contraction musculaire isométrique, Force, Motricité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Senescence, Mobility, Body movement, Isometric muscular contraction, Force, Motricity
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Cote : 94-0303836
Code Inist : 002A16B. Création : 199406.