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  1. Content type: Research article

    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-...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:4

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  2. Content type: Review article

    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...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:3

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:1

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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,...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:8

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:7

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:6

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Jenny Foss Abrahamsen, Cathrine Haugland and Anette Hylen Ranhoff

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:5

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:4

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  10. Content type: Review article

    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...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:2

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  12. Content type: Review article

    This condensed review gives an overview about two methodological approaches to study the impact of physical activity on cognition in elderly, namely cross-sectional studies and randomized controlled interventi...

    Authors: Patrick D. Gajewski and Michael Falkenstein

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2016 13:1

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:15

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:13

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  15. Content type: Review article

    Dynapenia (age-associated loss of muscle strength not caused by neurologic or muscular diseases) and functional limitations (e.g. climbing stairs, chair rising) are important problems in elderly persons. Whole...

    Authors: Slavko Rogan, Eling D. de Bruin, Lorenz Radlinger, Christine Joehr, Christa Wyss, Neil-Jerome Stuck, Yvonne Bruelhart, Rob A. de Bie and Roger Hilfiker

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:12

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There is good evidence that balance challenging exercises can reduce falls in older people. However, older people often find it difficult to incorporate such programs in their daily life. Videogame technology ...

    Authors: Yves J. Gschwind, Daniel Schoene, Stephen R. Lord, Andreas Ejupi, Trinidad Valenzuela, Konstantin Aal, Ashley Woodbury and Kim Delbaere

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:11

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Falls and fall-related injuries are a serious public health issue. Exercise programs can effectively reduce fall risk in older people. The iStoppFalls project developed an Information and Communication Technol...

    Authors: Yves J. Gschwind, Sabine Eichberg, Andreas Ejupi, Helios de Rosario, Michael Kroll, Hannah R. Marston, Mario Drobics, Janneke Annegarn, Rainer Wieching, Stephen R. Lord, Konstantin Aal, Daryoush Vaziri, Ashley Woodbury, Dennis Fink and Kim Delbaere

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:10

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the neurological diseases that affect the ability of subjects to stand and walk. The stability of MS subjects has been evaluated in various studies, mostly based on linear app...

    Authors: Mehrdad Anbarian, Mahnaz Marvi-Esfahani, Mohammad Taghi Karimi, Masoud Etemadifar, Seyed Mohammad Marandi and Mostafa Kamali

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:9

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  19. Content type: Review article

    As the number of older adults continues to increase worldwide, more attention is being paid to geriatric health care needs, and successful ageing is becoming an important topic in the medical literature. A pre...

    Authors: Walid Bouaziz, Elise Schmitt, Georges Kaltenbach, Bernard Geny and Thomas Vogel

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:8

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  20. Content type: Research article

    It is generally recognised that the physical functioning of older adults is enhanced with resistance exercise. The aim of this study was to investigate the time course of changes in upper and lower body muscle...

    Authors: Carla Coetsee and Elmarie Terblanche

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:7

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  21. Content type: Short report

    This randomised double-blinded controlled cross-over pilot study examined feasibility and preliminary effects of stochastic resonance whole-body vibration training applied in long term care elderly.

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:5

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Older adults are the most sedentary segment of the population. Little information is available about the context of sedentary behaviour to inform guidelines and intervention. There is a dearth of information a...

    Authors: Calum F. Leask, Juliet A. Harvey, Dawn A. Skelton and Sebastien FM Chastin

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:4

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people around the world. Symptoms are numerous and varied, often having a profound effect on activities of daily living. While for...

    Authors: Sean Horton, Dany J. MacDonald, Karl Erickson and Rylee A. Dionigi

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:3

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  24. Content type: Review article

    Leg muscle strength (LMS) and leg muscle power (LMP) are determinants of aspects of functional status and important parameters for measuring intervention effects in older adults. Field tests are often used for...

    Authors: G. Ruben H. Regterschot, Tobias Morat, Marjanne Folkersma and Wiebren Zijlstra

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2015 12:2

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  25. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Exercise programs are often recommended for preventing or delaying late-life disability. Programs that incorporate functional training, which uses movements similar to performing activities of daily living, ma...

    Authors: Chiung-ju Liu, Deepika M. Shiroy, Leah Y. Jones and Daniel O. Clark

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2014 11:144

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  26. Content type: Meta-Analysis

    Pilates method is employed for physical and mental conditioning. Elderly people could be benefited from a patterned and regulated conditioning work based on Pilates method. We performed a systematic review to ...

    Authors: Jose M. Cancela, Iris M. de Oliveira and Gustavo Rodríguez-Fuentes

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2014 11:143

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  27. Content type: Original Research

    Advanced age is associated with degenerative changes in body composition. There is evidence suggesting that changes may vary upon differences in lifestyle, environment, or gender. Physical activity engagement ...

    Authors: Ayelet Dunsky, Sima Zach, Aviva Zeev, Uri Goldbourt, Tal Shimony, Rebecca Goldsmith and Yael Netz

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2014 11:139

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  28. Content type: Original Research

    The objective of the study was to assess the level of habitual physical activity, mainly its frequency and duration, of middle-age adults aged 50–65 years in a typical week of their life in comparison to the l...

    Authors: Władysław Mynarski, Michał Rozpara, Agnieszka Nawrocka, Zbigniew Borek, Aneta Powerska and Wiesław Garbaciak

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2014 11:138

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  29. Content type: Original Research

    Increased physical activity is positively associated with better health in community-dwelling older persons. It is unclear whether physical activity also influences success of inpatient rehabilitation. For the...

    Authors: Michael D. Denkinger, Simone E. Flick, Thorsten Nikolaus, Clemens Becker, Kamiar Aminian and Ulrich Lindemann

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2014 11:137

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  30. Content type: Tutorial Review

    Virtual rehabilitation approaches for promoting motor recovery has attracted considerable attention in recent years. It appears to be a useful tool to provide beneficial and motivational rehabilitation conditi...

    Authors: Seline Wüest, Rolf van de Langenberg and Eling D. de Bruin

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 11:136

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2014 11:142

  31. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    This systematic review summarizes the relatively scant literature concerning the effectiveness of water-based exercise (WBE) interventions in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, PE...

    Authors: Carlos Ayán Pérez and J. M. Cancela

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 11:135

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  32. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    In the last decade, population ageing has been registered as a global phenomenon. A relation exists between falling and ageing, since falling frequency increases significantly with age. In fact, one in three o...

    Authors: Miguel Terroso, Natacha Rosa, Antonio Torres Marques and Ricardo Simoes

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 11:134

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  33. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Accelerometers objectively monitor physical activity and sedentary patterns and are increasingly used in the research setting. It is important to maintain consistency in data analysis and reporting, therefore,...

    Authors: E. Gorman, H. M. Hanson, P. H. Yang, K. M. Khan, T. Liu-Ambrose and M. C. Ashe

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 11:132

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  34. Content type: Original Research

    Elderly patients with cardiovascular events are characterized by high drug consumptions. Whether high drug consumptions are related to physical activity is not known. In order to examine whether physical activ...

    Authors: Francesco Cacciatore, Francesca Mazzella, Luisa Viati, Giancarlo Longobardi, Antonio Magliocca, Claudia Basile, Livia Guadagno, Nicola Ferrara, Franco Rengo and Pasquale Abete

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 10:130

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  35. Content type: Original Research

    Fractures due to osteoporosis are one of the principal causes of functional limitations, chronic pain, and greater morbidity in advanced age. In addition to bone risk factors for osteoporotic fractures include...

    Authors: Guido Schröder, Andreas Knauerhase, Guenther Kundt and Hans-Christof Schober

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 11:128

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  36. Content type: Original Research

    This study investigated the effects of a multimodal exercise program (MEP) on pedal dexterity and balance in two groups of older adult participants (65–92 years of age) from a psychiatric hospital center (HC),...

    Authors: João Silva, Olga Vasconcelos, Paula Rodrigues and Joana Carvalho

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 10:129

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  37. Content type: Original Research

    This study aims to determine the normalized response speed (V rn) in vastus lateralis (VL) and biceps femoris (BF) muscles in different age groups using tensiomyography. Eighty-four male subjects ...

    Authors: D. Rodríguez-Ruiz, J. M. García-Manso, D. Rodríguez-Matoso, S. Sarmiento, M. Da Silva-Grigoletto and R. Pisot

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 10:127

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  38. Content type: Original Research

    Joint proprioception plays an important role in the generation of coordinated movements, maintenance of normal body posture, body conditioning, motor learning, and relearning. Previous studies have demonstrate...

    Authors: Yan-Ying Ju, Jin-Kun Lin, Hsin-Yi Kathy Cheng, Chih-Hsiu Cheng and Alice May-Kuen Wong

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 10:125

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  39. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The circulating level of cortisol is regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis through a neuroendocrine feedback circuit. This circuit can be activated by physiological stimuli such as stress, disea...

    Authors: Danilla Icassatti Corazza, Émerson Sebastião, Renata Valle Pedroso, Carla Andreza Almeida Andreatto, Flavia Gomes de Melo Coelho, Sebastião Gobbi, Elizabeth Teodorov and Ruth Ferreira Santos-Galduróz

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 11:126

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  40. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    This systematic review investigated whether healthy older adults benefit from training interventions in motor–cognitive dual-task (DT) situations and which specific aspects of the intervention and/or task sele...

    Authors: Bettina Wollesen and Claudia Voelcker-Rehage

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 11:122

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  41. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    It is an undeniable fact that resistance training (RT) is a potent stimulus for muscle hypertrophy and strength gain, but it is less understood whether RT can increase maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max). The purpo...

    Authors: Hayao Ozaki, Jeremy P. Loenneke, Robert S. Thiebaud and Takashi Abe

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2013 10:120

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