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

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dc.contributor.author Manderoos, Sirpa
dc.contributor.author Wasenius, Niko S.
dc.contributor.author Laine, Merja K.
dc.contributor.author Kujala, Urho M.
dc.contributor.author Mälkiä, Esko A.
dc.contributor.author Kaprio, Jaakko
dc.contributor.author Sarna, Seppo
dc.contributor.author Bäckmand, Heli M.
dc.contributor.author Kettunen, Jyrki A.
dc.contributor.author Aunola, Sirkka
dc.contributor.author Eriksson, Johan G.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-01T21:39:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-05T03:45:18Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Manderoos , S , Wasenius , N S , Laine , M K , Kujala , U M , Mälkiä , E A , Kaprio , J , Sarna , S , Bäckmand , H M , Kettunen , J A , Aunola , S & Eriksson , J G 2021 , ' 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 , vol. 23 , no. 2 , pp. 122-131 . https://doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1650395
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3458-1627/work/109258903
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-9007-6660/work/109265568
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-1848-1514/work/109265928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/341183
dc.description.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 (R-2 = 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. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof European Journal of Physiotherapy
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Ageing
dc.subject countermovement jump
dc.subject feasibility
dc.subject motor skills
dc.subject physical functioning
dc.subject OF-DIRECTION SPEED
dc.subject TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY
dc.subject TO-STAND TEST
dc.subject PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
dc.subject MUSCLE STRENGTH
dc.subject PERFORMANCE
dc.subject MOBILITY
dc.subject BALANCE
dc.subject METAANALYSIS
dc.subject POPULATION
dc.subject 315 Sport and fitness sciences
dc.title 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 en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization HUS Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
dc.contributor.organization Department of Public Health
dc.contributor.organization Genetic Epidemiology
dc.contributor.organization Johan Eriksson / Principal Investigator
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1650395
dc.relation.issn 2167-9169
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