A1 Journal article (refereed)
Power of lower extremities and age were the main determinants on the agility test for adults in a cohort of men aged 66-91 years (2019)


Manderoos, Sirpa; Wasenius, Niko S.; Laine, Merja K.; Kujala, Urho M.; Mälkiä, Esko A.; Kaprio, Jaakko; Sarna, Seppo; Bäckman, Heli M.; Kettunen, Jyrki A.; Aunola, Sirkka; Eriksson, Johan G. (2019). Power of lower extremities and age were the main determinants on the agility test for adults in a cohort of men aged 66-91 years. European Journal of Physiotherapy, Early online. DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2019.1650395


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All authors or editors: Manderoos, Sirpa; Wasenius, Niko S.; Laine, Merja K.; Kujala, Urho M.; Mälkiä, Esko A.; Kaprio, Jaakko; Sarna, Seppo; Bäckman, Heli M.; Kettunen, Jyrki A.; Aunola, Sirkka; et al.

Journal or series: European Journal of Physiotherapy

ISSN: 2167-9169

eISSN: 2167-9177

Publication year: 2019

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Informa Healthcare, Taylor & Francis Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1650395

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66296


Abstract

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.
Objective: To evaluate the relationship between agility and personal factors, muscle strength and power, mobility, self-reported balance and physical activity among older men.
Methods: Agility was measured by using the Agility Test for Adults (ATA). We studied 100 Finnish male former elite athletes (endurance n = 50; power n = 50) and 50 matched controls aged 66 to 91 years (mean age 75.5 years). The associations between agility and other variables were similar between three groups; thus, multiple linear regression analyses were done by using the pooled data of the participants.
Results: On the basis of multiple linear regression analyses, combination of age (p = .02), self-reported Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale (ABC scale), jumping height (p = .001) and self-rated health explained 26% of the variance in execution time of ATA (R2 = 0.26; p = .000002) among elderly men.
Conclusion: Power of lower extremities and age were the main determinants of the results of ATA in a cohort of men aged 66–91 years. From a clinical point of view, power of lower extremities measured by test demanding explosive power plays an important role to maintain or enhance capacity of agility.


Keywords: ageing; motor skills (general); physical activeness; moving; muscle strength; men

Free keywords: ageing; countermovement jump; feasibility; motor skills; physical functioning


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