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  1. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Michael Brach

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:104

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  2. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Aging is a multifactorial process leading to changes in skeletal muscle quantity and quality, which cause muscle weakness and disability in the aging population. This paper discusses the reasons for muscle wea...

    Authors: Teet Seene and Priit Kaasik

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:102

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  3. Content type: Original Research

    There is general consensus that physical activity is important for preserving functional capacities of older adults and positively influencing quality of life. While accelerometry is widely accepted and applie...

    Authors: Ulrike Sonja Trampisch, Petra Platen, Matthias Trampisch, Anna Moschny, Ulrich Thiem and Timo Hinrichs

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:100

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  4. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    With the increasing number of individuals over the age of 65 years worldwide, it is critical for society to recognize the importance of helping seniors maintain their health, physical, and cognitive functionin...

    Authors: Jacqueline A. Liffiton, Sean Horton, Joseph Baker and Patricia L. Weir

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:98

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  5. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Research has shown repeatedly that the “feeling better” effect of exercise is far more moderate than generally claimed. Examinations of subgroups in secondary analyses also indicate that numerous further varia...

    Authors: Katrin Lehnert, Gorden Sudeck and Achim Conzelmann

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:95

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  6. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The research on the effects of aquatic exercise is a field that has grown rapidly in the last decade. The majority of the available literature is focused on the benefits of water-based exercise programs for pe...

    Authors: Marco Bergamin, Silvano Zanuso, Brent A. Alvar, Andrea Ermolao and Marco Zaccaria

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:97

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  7. Content type: Original Research

    The Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA)-I is widely used assessment tool for evaluation of balance and gait properties. The aim of this study was to translate POMA-I to Turkish and to assess its re...

    Authors: Serap D. Yücel, Füsun Şahin, Beril Doğu, Tülay Şahin, Banu Kuran and Sevda Gürsakal

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:96

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  8. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Normal aging processes result in losses of functional flexibility and muscular strength, which increase seniors’ fall risk and dependence on others. A relatively new intervention to reduce and/or reverse the a...

    Authors: C. Lachance, P. Weir, K. Kenno and S. Horton

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2012 9:94

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  9. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The objectives of this study were to describe the different modalities of physical activity programs designed for moderate to severe dementia and to identify their impact on functional independence in activiti...

    Authors: Elisabeth Burge, Nicolas Kuhne, André Berchtold, Christine Maupetit and Armin von Gunten

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 9:92

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  10. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Digital games cannot only be used for fun and entertainment. The term “serious games” (SG) denotes digital games serving serious purposes like education, training, advertising, research and health. Recently, a...

    Authors: Josef Wiemeyer and Annika Kliem

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 9:93

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  11. Content type: Original Research

    We investigate whether the distance between the next sports facilities and children’s homes matter for their sports activities inside and outside of sports clubs. Our analysis is based on a large and informati...

    Authors: Andreas Steinmayr, Christina Felfe and Michael Lechner

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 8:90

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  12. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The article provides an overview of the results of cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets concerning sport participation of the elderly in Germany with a focus on correlations of sport participation with g...

    Authors: Ulrike Tischer, Ilse Hartmann-Tews and Claudia Combrink

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 8:87

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  13. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Chronic musculoskeletal conditions in the lower extremities, particularly arthritis, and the chronic pain associated with them, are independent risk factors for falls, with approximately 50% of people with art...

    Authors: Pazit Levinger, Susannah Wallman and Keith Hill

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 9:86

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  14. Content type: Original Research

    As an attempt to measure the ‘experienced’ utility of individuals in economics, the investigation of individuals’ subjective well-being (SWB) was pioneered by Van Praag and Frijters (1999) and Kahneman et al. (19...

    Authors: Tim Pawlowski, Paul Downward and Simona Rasciute

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 8:85

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  15. Content type: Original Research

    Recent research emphasizes the importance of economic factors on sport participation. We extend this by examining the role played by time constraints and family structure in survey data from Rheinberg, Germany...

    Authors: Jane E. Ruseski, Brad R. Humphreys, Kirstin Hallmann and Christoph Breuer

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 8:84

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  16. Content type: Original Research

    Sarcopenia is a serious condition especially in the elderly population mainly characterized by the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength with aging. Extremity skeletal muscle mass index (EMMI) (sum of skel...

    Authors: Kai Zhong, Shu-feng Lei, Fang Yang, Xiang-ding Chen, Li-jun Tan, Xue-zhen Zhu, Qing Tian and Hong-wen Deng

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 9:82

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  17. Content type: Metaanalysis

    The objective of this work was to summarise and evaluate the evidence showing that physical activity is a protector factor as regards falls in older people. Relevant studies were identified through a systemati...

    Authors: Marie Thibaud, Frédéric Bloch, Caroline Tournoux-Facon, Cyril Brèque, Anne Sophie Rigaud, Benoît Dugué and Gilles Kemoun

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 9:81

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  18. Content type: Original Research

    Regular walking is one of the most recommended and popular physical activity worldwide. This study (1) detected the effects of unsupervised regular walking on physical and cognitive functioning, emotional stat...

    Authors: Orcin Telli Atalay and Uğur Cavlak

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 9:83

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  19. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The demographic changes in the industrialized countries place new and important challenges to health care providers, politicians, and modern society. Many older persons wish to maintain independence and mobili...

    Authors: Ellen Freiberger and Paul de Vreede

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 8:78

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  20. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The purpose of this paper was to discuss physical activity and sports participation in a life-course framework, long-term tracking, determinants, and correlates of physical activity from childhood to old age, ...

    Authors: Mirja Hirvensalo and Taru Lintunen

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2011 8:76

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  21. Content type: Original Research

    Over the last few years, the estimation of energy expenditure with accelerometers has become more and more accurate due to improvements in sensor technology. Significant enhancement could be reached by model-b...

    Authors: Sascha Härtel, Jens-Peter Gnam, Simone Löffler and Klaus Bös

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 8:74

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  22. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Elite master athletes with long-term devotion to physical training offer an economical means of investigating the effects of ageing and habitual exercise on maximal physical performance. Ideally, individuals w...

    Authors: Harri Suominen

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 8:73

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  23. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    The need to study lifelong changes in health and functioning has resulted in increasing emphasis on a life course approach in different fields of inquiry. The aim of this approach is to explore how biological,...

    Authors: Eino Heikkinen

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 8:69

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  24. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    In this minireview, we summarize the research results to date on the progression of functional limitations and the role of physical activity during the life course in preventing risk factor accumulation. In ad...

    Authors: Mikaela B. von Bonsdorff and Taina Rantanen

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 8:70

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  25. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Experts in Adapted Physical Activity (APA) for elderly persons from 66 higher education institutions of 29 European countries worked during 3 years together (2004–2007) in producing education materials to prom...

    Authors: Herman Van Coppenolle, S. Djobova, A. Niemiro, I. Dobreva and K. U. Leuven

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 8:68

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  26. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Due to the demographic situation in nowadays societies, physical activity, and sport expenditure have to be analysed from a demographic as well as socio-economical perspective. This means that determinants suc...

    Authors: Christoph Breuer, Kirstin Hallmann, Pamela Wicker and Svenja Feiler

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 7:66

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  27. Content type: Original Research

    In this work, a simplified interface system for education of people with disabilities is presented. This platform allows the control of different tools (PC games, robot, and electric wheelchair) using differen...

    Authors: Chadi Riman, Husam Ghusn and Eric Monacelli

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 7:65

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  28. Content type: Original Research

    The aims of this study were (1) to analyze the sport participation in a cohort of community-dwelling elderly people in Germany and (2) to evaluate associations between sport participation, sociodemographic fac...

    Authors: Timo Hinrichs, Ulrike Trampisch, Ina Burghaus, Heinz G. Endres, Renate Klaaßen-Mielke, Anna Moschny and Petra Platen

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 7:63

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  29. Content type: Tutorial Review

    The purpose of this paper is to find out whether serum oxidizability potential measured before an exercise test (EXT) correlates with age and ischemic heart disease severity. Oxidizability potential was determ...

    Authors: Ehud Goldhammer, Yelena Rivlin, Sergei Shnizer, Allah Shanati, Moran Sagiv and Uri Rosenschein

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 7:60

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  30. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. The average onset of the disease is 30 years of age, and it afflicts women more often than men (ratio of approximately 2:1). The...

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

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 7:62

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  31. Content type: Original Research

    The importance of exercise in the elderly is widely recognized, but data on performances and drop-out in short running contests are lacking. This hinders stimulation and coaching of elderly persons in active a...

    Authors: Floortje Celie, Miriam Faes, Maria Hopman, Anton F. H. Stalenhoef and Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 7:59

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  32. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    This review presents the physical performance outcomes of randomised trials investigating exercise programmes that included balance exercise for older people with dementia. A systematic literature search throu...

    Authors: Plaiwan Suttanon, Keith Hill, Catherine Said and Karen Dodd

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2010 7:55

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  33. Content type: Academic Literature Review

    In many Western countries, more and more people are living longer. As part of this demographic shift, increasing numbers are participating in Masters sport. In the past, sport was considered important for the ...

    Authors: Joseph Baker, Jessica Fraser-Thomas, Rylee A. Dionigi and Sean Horton

    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2009 7:54

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