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  1. Balance and walking impairment are common dysfunctions after stroke. Emerging data has demonstrated that hydrokinesitherapy may have a positive influence on improvement of balance and walking ability. However,...

    Authors: Guanli Xie, Tao Wang, Bo Jiang, Yan Su, Xiaoxia Tang, Ying Guo and Jianglong Liao

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:21

    Content type: Review article

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  2. Motor assessments are important to determine effectiveness of physical activity in individuals with dementia (IWD). However, inappropriate and non-standardised assessments without sound psychometric properties...

    Authors: Sandra Trautwein, Philipp Maurus, Bettina Barisch-Fritz, Anela Hadzic and Alexander Woll

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:20

    Content type: Review article

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  3. Reduced mobility is associated with a plethora of adverse outcomes. To support older adults in maintaining their independence, it first is important to have deeper knowledge of factors that impact on their mob...

    Authors: Eleftheria Giannouli, Michelle Pasquale Fillekes, Sabato Mellone, Robert Weibel, Otmar Bock and Wiebren Zijlstra

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:19

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of day of the week and wearing a device (reactivity) on objectively measured physical activity (PA) in older people.

    Authors: Jochen Klenk, Raphael Simon Peter, Kilian Rapp, Dhayana Dallmeier, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Michael Denkinger, Gisela Büchele, T. Becker, B. Böhm, K. Scharffetter-Kochanek, J. Stingl, W. Koenig, M. Riepe, R. Peter, H. Geiger, A. Ludolph…

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:18

    Content type: Short report

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  5. Randomization provides an equal chance for participants to be allocated to intervention groups, in order to create an equal distribution of all variables at baseline in all groups. However, this is not guarant...

    Authors: Yael Netz, Ronnie Lidor and Gal Ziv

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:17

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. In older adults, the linkage between laboratory-assessed ‘motor capacity’ and ‘mobility performance’ during daily routine is controversial. Understanding factors moderating this relationship could help develop...

    Authors: Carl-Philipp Jansen, Nima Toosizadeh, M. Jane Mohler, Bijan Najafi, Christopher Wendel and Michael Schwenk

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:16

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The aging population increasingly needs assistive technologies, such as rollators, to function and live less dependently. Rollators are designed to decrease the risk of falls by improving the gait mechanics of...

    Authors: Marion Mundt, Joao Pedro Batista, Bernd Markert, Cornelius Bollheimer and Thea Laurentius

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:15

    Content type: Review article

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  8. While there is substantial evidence on the relationship between life satisfaction and present physical activity (PA), less is known about which specific PA biographies are associated with a high quality of lif...

    Authors: Paul Gellert, Julian Wienert, Jochen P. Ziegelmann and Adelheid Kuhlmey

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:14

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Data in the literature concerning the effects of physical activity on lipid and IGF-1levels are controversial in postmenopausal women. The aim of the present study was to determine the combined effects of a 12...

    Authors: Dora Praksch, Barbara Sandor, David Kovacs, Peter Petrovics, Krisztina Kovacs, Kalman Toth and Eszter Szabados

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:13

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Walking in natural environments can be considered a dual-task (DT) scenario that requires increasing cognitive resources with advancing age. Previous reviews concluded that gait speed under DT conditions is eq...

    Authors: B. Wollesen, M. Wanstrath, K. S. van Schooten and K. Delbaere

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:12

    Content type: Review article

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  11. Preferred walking speed is considered an important indicator of health in older adults and is measured on level ground. However, this may not represent the complex demands of community ambulation such as walki...

    Authors: Daniel Thomson, Matthew Liston and Amitabh Gupta

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:11

    Content type: Research article

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  12. During the aging process, physical capabilities (e.g., muscular strength) and cognitive functions (e.g., memory) gradually decrease. Regarding cognitive functions, substantial functional (e.g., compensatory br...

    Authors: Fabian Herold, Alexander Törpel, Lutz Schega and Notger G. Müller

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:10

    Content type: Review article

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  13. Little is known about how different physical activity (PA) parameters relate to cognitive function in older adults. Using accelerometers calibrated to detect vertical impacts from ground reaction forces we exa...

    Authors: Ahmed Elhakeem, Kimberly Hannam, Kevin C. Deere, Andrew Wong, Tim Gaysin, Diana Kuh, Rachel Cooper, Marcus Richards and Jon H. Tobias

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:9

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) are angiogenic cytokines in normal tissues and tumors. Evidence suggests that increased growth factor expression in adipose tissu...

    Authors: Darren R. Brenner, Yibing Ruan, Scott C. Adams, Kerry S. Courneya and Christine M. Friedenreich

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:8

    Content type: Short report

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  15. The body of evidence related to the effect of physical activity monitor-based interventions has grown over the recent years. However, the effect of physical activity monitor-based interventions in older adults...

    Authors: Rasmus Tolstrup Larsen, Jan Christensen, Carsten Bogh Juhl, Henning Boje Andersen and Henning Langberg

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:7

    Content type: Review article

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  16. The traditional evaluation of gait in the laboratory during structured testing has provided important insights, but is limited by its “snapshot” character and observation in an unnatural environment. Wearables...

    Authors: Inbar Hillel, Eran Gazit, Alice Nieuwboer, Laura Avanzino, Lynn Rochester, Andrea Cereatti, Ugo Della Croce, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Bastiaan R. Bloem, Elisa Pelosin, Silvia Del Din, Pieter Ginis, Nir Giladi, Anat Mirelman and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:6

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Recommendations for assessing motor performance in individuals with dementia (IWD) are rare, and most existing assessment tools previously applied in IWD were initially developed for healthy older adults. Howe...

    Authors: Sandra Trautwein, Bettina Barisch-Fritz, Andrea Scharpf, Willem Bossers, Marcus Meinzer, Simon Steib, Thorsten Stein, Klaus Bös, Alexander Stahn, Claudia Niessner, Stefan Altmann, Rita Wittelsberger and Alexander Woll

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:5

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Besides being health enhancing and disease preventing, exercise is also an important part of the management of chronic conditions, including the inflammatory joint disease rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, o...

    Authors: Elvira Lange, Annie Palstam, Inger Gjertsson and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:4

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Higher physical activity is associated with lower chronic disease risk among older adults. However, less is known about the optimal balance between daily physical activity and sedentary time and their correlat...

    Authors: Adriana J. van Ballegooijen, Hidde P. van der Ploeg and Marjolein Visser

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:3

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The aging process alters upright posture and locomotion control from an automatically processed to a more cortically controlled one. The present study investigated a postural-cognitive dual-task paradigm in yo...

    Authors: Uros Marusic, Wolfgang Taube, Shawnda A. Morrison, Lea Biasutti, Bruno Grassi, Kevin De Pauw, Romain Meeusen, Rado Pisot and Jan Ruffieux

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:2

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Assessing fitness and promoting regular physical activity can improve health outcomes and early recovery in prostate cancer. This is however, underutilised in clinical practice. The cardiopulmonary exercise te...

    Authors: Agnieszka Lemanska, Karen Poole, Jonathan J. Aning, Bruce A. Griffin, Ralph Manders, John M. Saxton, Joe Wainwright and Sara Faithfull

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:1

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Regaining physical function after a stroke is important for independence and for performing activities of daily living. Particularly, cerebrovascular disease, which includes stroke, is not entirely avoidable. ...

    Authors: Tomoko Yamaguchi, Osamu Yamamura, Tadanori Hamano, Kazuhiro Murakita and Yasunari Nakamoto

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:18

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Tai Chi Chuan was used for stroke survivors with balance impairments. However, even a short-form of Tai Chi Chuan includes forms that make the exercise challenging for the stroke survivors. Tai Chi Yunshou (wa...

    Authors: Guanli Xie, Ting Rao, Lili Lin, Zhengkun Lin, Tianshen Xiao, Ming’ge Yang, Ying Xu, Jinmei Fan, Shufang Lin, Jinsong Wu, Xiaodong Feng, Li Li, Jing Tao and Lidian Chen

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:17

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Previous physical activity (PA) tracking studies have examined the stability of overall PA and/or PA types, but few have investigated how specific types of sport/exercise track over the life course. The aim of...

    Authors: Daniel Aggio, Olia Papacosta, Lucy T. Lennon, Sarah Ash, Peter H. Whincup, S. Goya Wannamethee and Barbara J. Jefferis

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:16

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Identifying the optimal type and amount of activity for the maintenance of function in older adults has proved challenging. On the one hand, Masters Athletes have been proposed as the ideal model of successful...

    Authors: Shruti Patelia, Rachael C. Stone, Rona El-Bakri, Mehrnaz Adli and Joseph Baker

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The aims of this study were (i) to define the relationship between a physical reconditioning cycle using balance exercises and muscular-articular stress and the balance capabilities of sedentary older adults a...

    Authors: Pierre Louis Bernard, Hubert Blain, Aurelie Gerazime, Olivier Maurelli, Jean Bousquet and Grégory Ninot

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:14

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Older individuals have been shown to present muscle atrophy in conjunction with increased fat fraction in some muscles. The proportion of fat and connective tissue within the skeletal muscle can be estimated f...

    Authors: Akito Yoshiko, Aya Tomita, Ryosuke Ando, Madoka Ogawa, Shohei Kondo, Akira Saito, Noriko I. Tanaka, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida and Hiroshi Akima

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:13

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Physical activity (PA) is generally beneficial for bone health, but the effect of high levels of PA over many years, in older women, is unknown.

    Authors: Anne K. Gulsvik, Marius Myrstad, Ida Wilson Landgraff, Nina Emaus and Anette Hylen Ranhoff

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Research suggests targeted exercise is important for people living with dementia, especially those living in residential care. The aim of this review was to collect and synthesize evidence on the known barrier...

    Authors: Jitka Vseteckova, Manik Deepak-Gopinath, Erica Borgstrom, Caroline Holland, Jan Draper, Yannis Pappas, Eamonn McKeown, Klara Dadova and Steve Gray

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:11

    Content type: Review article

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  30. Physical exercise (PE), virtual reality-based exercise (VRE), and brain exercise (BE) can influence physical and cognitive conditions in older persons. However, it is not known which of the three types of exer...

    Authors: Thwe Zar Chi Htut, Vimonwan Hiengkaew, Chutima Jalayondeja and Mantana Vongsirinavarat

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:10

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Reduced hip muscle strength has been shown to be a major factor related to falls in older persons. However, comprehensive assessment of hip abduction strength in the clinical setting is challenging. The aim of...

    Authors: Anne-Violette Bruyneel, Simone C. Gafner, Serge Ferrari, Gabriel Gold, Dominique Monnin, Philippe Terrier, Caroline H. Bastiaenen and Lara Allet

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:9

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Physical activity is considered an effective measure to promote health in older people. There is evidence that the number of outdoor trips increases physical activity by increasing walking duration. The object...

    Authors: Kilian Rapp, Stefanie Mikolaizak, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Michael D. Denkinger and Jochen Klenk

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:8

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Research that provides better understanding of the motivational processes in older age to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle is sought after. We apply theoretical approaches to cultural capital, active an...

    Authors: Astrid Bergland, Marit Fougner, Anne Lund and Jonas Debesay

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The increasing prevalence of obesity in sub-Saharan African women is not well understood, and black South African women in the region are particularly vulnerable. This study aimed to examine whether the relati...

    Authors: Philippe Jean-Luc Gradidge, Shane A. Norris, Richard Munthali and Nigel J. Crowther

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:6

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Mobility is fundamental to maintenance of an independent lifestyle and can predict clinical outcomes after health events among older individuals. However, certain clinical situations do not accommodate physica...

    Authors: Sunghye Kim, Michael E. Miller, Marina Lin, W. Jack Rejeski, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Anthony P. Marsh and Leanne Groban

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:5

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The participation of master cross-country (XC) skiers in training and competition has increased during the last decades; however, little is known yet about whether these athletes differ from their younger coun...

    Authors: Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Elias Villiger, Thomas Rosemann and Beat Knechtle

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Since age-related muscle strength loss cannot be explained solely by muscle atrophy, other determinants would also contribute to muscle strength in elderly. The present study aimed to clarify contribution of n...

    Authors: Kohei Watanabe, Motoki Kouzaki, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroshi Akima and Toshio Moritani

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Neuroimaging studies suggest that when the brain ages, more areas are involved to perform a task in order to obtain the same results. This, together with the increase in crystalized intelligence and wisdom, is...

    Authors: Monica Muiños and Soledad Ballesteros

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:2

    Content type: Review Article

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  39. Diabetes is an important risk factor for cognitive impairment. Although some studies suggest that physical exercise can minimize age-related cognitive declines or improve brain morphology or function, benefits...

    Authors: Ren Ru Zhao, Anthony J. O’Sullivan and Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:1

    Content type: Review Article

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  40. The decline in cognitive and motor functions with age affects the performance of the aging healthy population in many daily life activities. Physical activity appears to mitigate this decline or even improve m...

    Authors: Oron Levin, Yael Netz and Gal Ziv

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:20

    Content type: Review article

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  41. Gait variability can be considered an indirect measure of gait stability, in particular regarding temporal or spatial variability assessment. Physical activity, such as walking, is advised for the elderly and ...

    Authors: Daniela Ciprandi, Filippo Bertozzi, Matteo Zago, Claudia Lucia Pimenta Ferreira, Giuseppe Boari, Chiarella Sforza and Christel Galvani

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:19

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Aging societies represent a major challenge for health care systems all over the world. As older people tend to be more physically inactive, economic costs of inactivity are likely to increase notably. The pre...

    Authors: Sören Dallmeyer, Pamela Wicker and Christoph Breuer

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:18

    Content type: Research article

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  43. There has been a lack of research examining the relationship among self-perceptions, behaviour, cognitions and functioning in older adults. This study, therefore, examined the relationship between global and p...

    Authors: Myrla Sales, Pazit Levinger and Remco Polman

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:17

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Several studies have already examined the positive effects of various forms of endurance training in patient groups and in healthy adults up to 60 years old. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of...

    Authors: Tobias Morat, Jenny Krueger, Angus Gaedtke, Manuela Preuss, Joachim Latsch and Hans-Georg Predel

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:16

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Upper extremity motor performance declines with increasing age. However, older adults need to maintain, learn new and relearn known motor tasks. Research with young adults indicated that regular and acute phys...

    Authors: Lena Hübner and Claudia Voelcker-Rehage

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:15

    Content type: Review article

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  46. The purposes of this study were to identify 1) the feasibility of a novel exercise protocol (elderly Japanese male version of high-intensity interval aerobic training: EJ-HIAT) and 2) its preliminary data (%V̇O2p...

    Authors: Yosuke Osuka, Muneaki Matsubara, Ai Hamasaki, Yuji Hiramatsu, Hiroshi Ohshima and Kiyoji Tanaka

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:14

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Older adults are encouraged to participate in regular physical activity to counter the age-related declines in physical and cognitive health. Literature on the effect of different exercise training modalities ...

    Authors: Carla Coetsee and Elmarie Terblanche

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:13

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Sport is viewed as a vehicle to develop or augment adaptive developmental processes, resources, and experiences across the lifespan. However, research has acknowledged that sport participation is associated wi...

    Authors: Amy M. Gayman, Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Joseph Baker

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:12

    Content type: Review article

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  49. Aging is associated with decreased balance, which increases falling risk. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility and effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on knee extensor...

    Authors: Ming-Chen Ko, Long-Shan Wu, Sangwoo Lee, Chien-Chun Wang, Po-Fu Lee, Ching-Yu Tseng and Chien-Chang Ho

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:11

    Content type: Research article

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  50. Increased circulating levels of prolactin have been associated with increased risk of both in situ and invasive breast cancer. We investigated whether or not physical activity had a dose–response effect in low...

    Authors: Darren R. Brenner, Yibing Ruan, Andria R. Morielli, Kerry S. Courneya and Christine M. Friedenreich

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:10

    Content type: Short report

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