A1 Journal article (refereed)
Association Between Free-Living Sit-to-Stand Transition Characteristics, and Lower-Extremity Performance, Fear of Falling, and Stair Negotiation Difficulties Among Community-Dwelling 75 to 85-Year-Old Adults (2022)


Löppönen, A., Karavirta, L., Koivunen, K., Portegijs, E., Rantanen, T., Finni, T., Delecluse, C., Van Roie, E., & Rantalainen, T. (2022). Association Between Free-Living Sit-to-Stand Transition Characteristics, and Lower-Extremity Performance, Fear of Falling, and Stair Negotiation Difficulties Among Community-Dwelling 75 to 85-Year-Old Adults. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 77(8), 1644-1653. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glac071


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All authors or editorsLöppönen, Antti; Karavirta, Laura; Koivunen, Kaisa; Portegijs, Erja; Rantanen, Taina; Finni, Taija; Delecluse, Christophe; Van Roie, Evelien; Rantalainen, Timo

Journal or seriesJournals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

ISSN1079-5006

eISSN1758-535X

Publication year2022

Publication date21/03/2022

Volume77

Issue number8

Pages range1644-1653

PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glac071

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80930


Abstract

Background
Good sit-to-stand (STS) performance is an important factor in maintaining functional independence. This study investigated whether free-living STS transition volume and intensity, assessed by a thigh-worn accelerometer, is associated with characteristics related to functional independence.

Methods
Free-living thigh-worn accelerometry was recorded continuously for 3–7 days in a population-based sample of 75-, 80-, and 85-year-old community-dwelling people (479 participants; women n = 287, men n = 192). The records were used to evaluate the number and intensity (angular velocity of the STS phase) of STS transitions. Associations with short physical performance battery (SPPB), 5-times-sit-to-stand test (5×STS), isometric knee extension force, self-reported fear of falls, and self-reported difficulty in negotiating stairs were also assessed.

Results
The number of STS transitions, mean and maximal angular velocity were lower in older age groups (p < .05). All variables were higher in men than in women (p < .001) and were positively associated with SPPB total points, knee extension force (r ranged from 0.18 to 0.39, all p < .001) and negatively associated with 5×STS (r = −0.13 – −0.24, all p < .05), lower extremity functional limitations (p < .01), fear of falls (p < .01), and stair negotiation difficulties (p < .01).

Conclusions
Free-living STS characteristics were related to lower-extremity performance, lower extremity functional limitations, self-reported fear of falls, and stair negotiation difficulties, which can be a sensitive indicator of impending functional decline. Moreover, STS transitions may provide an indicator of adequacy of lower-limb muscle strength among older individuals.


Keywordsolder peoplephysical functioningmeasuring methodsfalling over

Free keywordschair rise; functional performance; geriatric assessment; physical function; physical performance


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Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating3


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