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  1. Review article

    Relational developmental systems metatheory: a conceptual framework to understand and promote older adults’ involvement in sport

    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...

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

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:12

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Whole-body vibration training improves balance control and sit-to-stand performance among middle-aged and older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial

    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...

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

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:11

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  3. Short report

    Physical activity does not alter prolactin levels in post-menopausal women: results from a dose-response randomized controlled trial

    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...

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

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:10

    Published on: 13 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Association between handgrip strength, walking, age-related illnesses and cognitive status in a sample of Portuguese centenarians

    Centenarians are a growing population in Europe and present significant variability in motor and cognitive functions. The aim of our study was to characterize health status, as well as cognitive and motor func...

    Maria Vaz-Patto, Belén Bueno, Óscar Ribeiro, Laetitia Teixeira and Rosa Marina Afonso

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:9

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Changes in health-related quality of life in elderly men after 12 weeks of strength training

    Muscular strength is associated with functional ability in elderly, and older adults are recommended to perform muscle-strengthening exercise. Understanding how improved muscle strength and -mass influence gen...

    Kristin Haraldstad, Gudrun Rohde, Tonje Holte Stea, Hilde Lohne-Seiler, Ken Hetlelid, Gøran Paulsen and Sveinung Berntsen

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:8

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  6. Short report

    Influence of a home-based exercise program on the urine pH in elderly female subjects: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

    A low urine pH is a characteristic metabolic feature of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week home-based bench step exercise on th...

    Yuichiro Nishida, Keitaro Tanaka, Megumi Hara, Noriko Hirao, Hiroaki Tanaka, Takuro Tobina, Masaharu Ikeda, Hiroshi Yamato and Masanori Ohta

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:7

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Does the diurnal cycle of cortisol explain the relationship between physical performance and cognitive function in older adults?

    Regular physical activity is a promising strategy to treat and prevent cognitive decline. The mechanisms that mediate these benefits are not fully clear but physical activity is thought to attenuate the harmfu...

    B. Dijckmans, J. Tortosa-Martínez, N. Caus, G. González-Caballero, B. Martínez-Pelegrin, C. Manchado-Lopez, J. M. Cortell-Tormo, I. Chulvi-Medrano and A. Clow

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:6

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Evaluation of hip abductor and adductor strength in the elderly: a reliability study

    In elderly individuals an increased muscle strength contributes to the diminution of the falls risk and associated adverse events. An increasing interest in lateral control exists due to the fatal consequences...

    Simone Gafner, Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen, Philippe Terrier, Ilona Punt, Serge Ferrari, Gabriel Gold, Rob de Bie and Lara Allet

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:5

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Validity of the microsoft kinect system in assessment of compensatory stepping behavior during standing and treadmill walking

    Rapid compensatory stepping plays an important role in preventing falls when balance is lost; however, these responses cannot be accurately quantified in the clinic. The Microsoft Kinect™ system provides real-...

    Guy Shani, Amir Shapiro, Goldstein Oded, Kagan Dima and Itshak Melzer

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:4

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  10. Review article

    A systematic review of gait perturbation paradigms for improving reactive stepping responses and falls risk among healthy older adults

    Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults and most often occur during walking. While strength and balance training moderately improve falls risk, training reactive recovery responses following sud...

    Christopher McCrum, Marissa H. G. Gerards, Kiros Karamanidis, Wiebren Zijlstra and Kenneth Meijer

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:3

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  11. Research article

    An exploratory study on the impact of daily activities on the pleasure and physical activity of older adults

    Pleasure is one determinant of intrinsic motivation and yet a dimension often forgotten when promoting physical activity among the older population. In this study we investigate the relation between daily acti...

    Miriam Cabrita, Richel Lousberg, Monique Tabak, Hermie J. Hermens and Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Extremity injuries and dementia disproportionately increase the risk for long-term care at older age in an analysis of German Health Insurance routine data for the years 2006 to 2010

    Extremity injuries (EI) and dementia are important causes of long-term care (LTC), but they can also cause each other and are often present concurrently. Mobility-limiting EI can increase the risk of dementia,...

    Alexander Barth, Anja Vatterrott, Ying Zhou, Anne Fink and Gabriele Doblhammer

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:9

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  13. Research article

    The FARSEEING real-world fall repository: a large-scale collaborative database to collect and share sensor signals from real-world falls

    Real-world fall events objectively measured by body-worn sensors can improve the understanding of fall events in older people. However, these events are rare and hence challenging to capture. Therefore, the FA...

    Jochen Klenk, Lars Schwickert, Luca Palmerini, Sabato Mellone, Alan Bourke, Espen A. F. Ihlen, Ngaire Kerse, Klaus Hauer, Mirjam Pijnappels, Matthis Synofzik, Karin Srulijes, Walter Maetzler, Jorunn L. Helbostad, Wiebren Zijlstra, Kamiar Aminian, Christopher Todd…

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:8

    Published on: 30 October 2016

  14. Research article

    Impact of a randomized possible selves experiment on new retirees’ physical activity and identity

    Retirement is not always associated with greater engagement in physical activity. Previous interventions informed by possible selves, a type of future-oriented self-representation, proved useful to increase ph...

    Mélanie G. M. Perras, Shaelyn M. Strachan, Michelle S. Fortier and Brenden Dufault

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:7

    Published on: 27 August 2016

  15. Research article

    Exploring user experience and technology acceptance for a fall prevention system: results from a randomized clinical trial and a living lab

    Falls are common in older adults and can result in serious injuries. Due to demographic changes, falls and related healthcare costs are likely to increase over the next years. Participation and motivation of o...

    Daryoush D. Vaziri, Konstantin Aal, Corinna Ogonowski, Thomas Von Rekowski, Michael Kroll, Hannah R. Marston, Rakel Poveda, Yves J. Gschwind, Kim Delbaere, Rainer Wieching and Volker Wulf

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:6

    Published on: 10 June 2016

  16. Research article

    Assessment of recovery in older patients hospitalized with different diagnoses and functional levels, evaluated with and without geriatric assessment

    The objective of the present study was to investigate 1) the role of different admission diagnoses and 2) the degree of functional loss, on the rate of recovery of older patients after acute hospitalization. F...

    Jenny Foss Abrahamsen, Cathrine Haugland and Anette Hylen Ranhoff

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:5

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  17. Research article

    Sensory-motor training targeting motor dysfunction and muscle weakness in long-term care elderly combined with motivational strategies: a single blind randomized controlled study

    This study evaluated the effects of a combined innovative training regime consisting of stochastic resonance whole-body vibration (SR-WBV) and a dance video game (DVG) on physical performance and muscle streng...

    Slavko Rogan, Lorenz Radlinger, Heiner Baur, Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Rob A. de Bie and Eling D. de Bruin

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:4

    Published on: 28 May 2016

  18. Review article

    The Contribution of Advanced Glycation End product (AGE) accumulation to the decline in motor function

    Diminishing motor function is commonly observed in the elderly population and is associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences. Advanced Glycation End products (AGE’s) may contribute to age-relat...

    Hans Drenth, Sytse Zuidema, Steven Bunt, Ivan Bautmans, Cees van der Schans and Hans Hobbelen

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:3

    Published on: 4 March 2016

  19. Research article

    Kinect-based choice reaching and stepping reaction time tests for clinical and in-home assessment of fall risk in older people: a prospective study

    Quick protective reactions such as reaching or stepping are important to avoid a fall or minimize injuries. We developed Kinect-based choice reaching and stepping reaction time tests (Kinect-based CRTs) and ev...

    Andreas Ejupi, Yves J. Gschwind, Matthew Brodie, Wolfgang L. Zagler, Stephen R. Lord and Kim Delbaere

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:2

    Published on: 30 January 2016

  20. Research article

    Effects of BDNF polymorphism and physical activity on episodic memory in the elderly: a cross sectional study

    The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) concentration is highest in the hippocampus compared with that in other brain structures and affects episodic memory, a cognitive function that is impaired in older...

    Anne Canivet, Cédric T. Albinet, Nathalie André, Jean Pylouster, Montserrat Rodríguez-Ballesteros, Alain Kitzis and Michel Audiffren

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:15

    Published on: 29 December 2015

  21. Research article

    The design of a purpose-built exergame for fall prediction and prevention for older people

    Falls in older people represent a major age-related health challenge facing our society. Novel methods for delivery of falls prevention programs are required to increase effectiveness and adherence to these pr...

    Hannah R. Marston, Ashley Woodbury, Yves J. Gschwind, Michael Kroll, Denis Fink, Sabine Eichberg, Karl Kreiner, Andreas Ejupi, Janneke Annegarn, Helios de Rosario, Arno Wienholtz, Rainer Wieching and Kim Delbaere

    European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:13

    Published on: 8 December 2015

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