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investigation into hip muscle strength and function in very elderly women.

Rachael Smith

investigation into hip muscle strength and function in very elderly women.

by Rachael Smith

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Published by UEL in London .
Written in English


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Thesis(M.Sc Physio.) - University of East London, Institute of Health and Rehabilitation, 1993.

ContributionsUniversity of East London. Institute of Health and Rehabilitation.
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Open LibraryOL20065100M

The present study investigated maximal muscle strength, muscle size, neural activation, and rapid muscle force characteristics in elderly individuals with unilateral hip-OA. The data demonstrate a marked side-to-side difference with decreased muscle mass, maximal muscle strength, neuromuscular activation, and rapid muscle force characteristics. Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not .

Muscle endurance: the ability for a muscle or muscle group to exert force against a resistance over a sustained period of time What is the difference between essential fat and storage fat Essential fat: the amount of body fat necessary for the maintenance of lief and reproductive function (2 . The purpose of this review was to examine the relationship between physical performance and body composition measurements, including fat/muscle mass and bone mineral density (BMD) in individuals ≥60 years of age. Various measurements used to assess body composition, BMD, and physical performance (PP) were discussed as well. Medline/PubMed, CINAHL, and SCIE were used to identify .

Muscle strength is a key factor in maintaining independence in older people, while decreased muscle strength is a risk factor for falls, frailty, and disability. 40,41 Observational epidemiological studies have shown an association not only between testosterone levels and muscle mass and strength, but also between testosterone levels and.   The psoas muscle (pronounced SO-as) may be the most important muscle in your body. Without this essential muscle group, you wouldn’t even be able to get out of bed in the morning! In fact, whether you run, bike, dance, practice yoga, or just hang .


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The sit-to-stand task (STS) requires greater lower extremity strength and range of motion compared to walking or stair climbing. 2 In particular, large hip and knee extensor muscle forces are required at the point when the buttocks lift from the chair.

3,4 In fact, older adults have been reported to use up to 87% of their available knee Cited by: INTRODUCTION. Various researchers have reported that the lower limb muscle strength of patients who have suffered femoral neck fractures effects their mobility performance, such as in walking, and that adding high-load muscle strengthening training to existing physiotherapy interventions increases patients’ walking performance 1, 2, 3).

Madsen et al. 1) measured bone mineral density of the Cited by: 9. Effect of strength training on muscle function in elderly hospitalized patients: Review Article Literature Review in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 17(5)   William B.

Ershler, MD. THE changes in body composition that occur with aging () can adversely affect activities of daily living () and health status in elderly persons ().Loss of strength and skeletal muscle mass have been identified as among the primary risk factors for falls and impaired mobility in the very elderly population () ().Strength training (ST) has been shown to be a safe () and Cited by: The researchers determined that resistance training is an effective way of increasing maximal muscle strength in elderly post-operative patients.

Interestingly increases in the muscle function were due to increased muscle fiber size, increases in both type I and II muscle fibres and the fibre pennation angle. The good news is that muscle mass can increase at any age in response to exercise.

In an important study of weight lifting and older adults conducted with male and female residents of a nursing home in Boston (age range: 72 to 98 years of age; average age 87), subjects lifted weights with their legs three times a week for 10 weeks. At the end of the study, there was an increase in thigh.

Background. Hip fracture in elderly persons has a serious impact on long-term physical function. This study determines the change in muscle strength and muscle mass after a hip fracture, and the associations between these changes and mobility recovery. Background Muscle strength is an important component of performance and is a vital measure for characterisation of functional capability in everyday activities.

Currently, there is little evidence with regard to the impact of loss of strength at the hip joint on the ability to perform a chair sit down activity in older adults. Method A custom-built torque dynamometer was used to measure muscle.

The muscle strength grading scale is often used by your physical therapist to determine how a muscle or group of muscles is working. Your PT may test your muscle strength during your physical therapy evaluation and assessment and at regular intervals during. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study was to test the hypothesis, that 3 months of heavy progressive resistance training twice a week, targeted at the lower extremities, would increase muscle size, strength and physical function in elderly males with COPD.

Additionally, the effect of training on the self-reported health was investigated. Decreased functional capacity and muscle strength in elderly women with metabolic syndrome Denis Cesar Leite Vieira,1 Ramires Alsamir Tibana,1 Vitor Tajra,1 Dahan da Cunha Nascimento,1, Darlan Lopes de Farias,1 Alessandro de Oliveira Silva,1 Tatiane Gomes Teixeira,1 Romulo Maia Carlos Fonseca,2 Ricardo Jacó de Oliveira,2 Felipe Augusto dos Santos Mendes,2 Wagner Rodrigues.

Aug — Weak muscle strength (grip and knee extension), poor function (walking speed, chair stands), and low muscle density, but not muscle size or lean mass, are associated with greater risk for hospitalization in elderly adults, according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported online in the July 29 issue of the.

Hip abduction and external rotation isometric strength measurements were recorded for the injured side of 15 female subjects with patellofemoral joint pain (mean +/- SD age, +/- years. In a moderate strength double-blinded study in elderly women with hip fractures (Bischoff-Ferrari et al), 98% of patients were found to be vitamin D deficient.

MUSCLE weakness is an important determinant of physical function in older persons. Low muscle strength is predictive of future decline in functional performance and incident disability ().In addition, strength training in frail older persons is paralleled by improvements in physical function ().Whereas the role of muscle strength in physical function is well established, less is known about.

Conclusion. Lower muscle mass (smaller cross-sectional thigh muscle area), greater fat infiltration into the muscle, and lower knee extensor muscle strength are associated with increased risk of mobility loss in older men and women. The association between low muscle mass and functional decline seems to be a function of underlying muscle strength.

Older people with an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength may be at greater risk of falling and bone fractures, according to new research. A study into sarcopenia -- where muscles lose. the elderly Falls, Strength, Balance 6/10 Beling and Roller23 () RCT Measure the effectiveness of a balance program on muscle strength, balance, and gait in fall-prone older adults over the 3-month study Falls, Balance 4/10 Lord et al () RCT Determine if a group exercise program can improve physical functioning and reduce.

Aging Skeletal Muscle Function Deficits in the Elderly: Current Perspectives on Resistance Training Evan V. Papa1,*, Xiaoyang Dong1,2, and Mahdi Hassan1 1 Department of Physical Therapy, University of North Texas Health Science Center,Fort Worth, Texas, USA.2 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University; Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China.

The association between muscle mass, strength and physical performance has been established in the elderly with co-morbidities. In this study, lean and fat mass, bone mineral density, knee extension and flexion strength and physical ability tests in healthy independent elderly women were investigated.

Main determinants of lean mass, strength and physical ability were determined. In the context of a large cohort study (the European Prospective Investigation into cancer and Nutrition-Elderly Network on Ageing and Health Study) of apparently healthy men and women, about 63 years old at enrollment, from six European countries, Bamia et al.

() conducted a nested case–control study to examine the relationship between.An Investigation into Reliability of Knee Extension Muscle Strength Measurements, and into the Relationship between Muscle Strength and Means of Independent Mobility in the Ward: Examinations of Patients Who Underwent Femoral Neck Fracture Surgery.

Munenori Katoh 1).OBJECTIVE: To compare hip muscles strength, power and activation between older female fallers and non-fallers. METHODS: Forty-four older adult women (60 –85 yr) were divided into two groups based on having falling or not in the period of one year before evaluation, fallers (n=20) and non-fallers (n=24).

Isokinetic strength and power were.