The relationships between neuromusculoskeletal impairments and function in frail older adults
In a population of disabled older adults, neuromusculoskeletal impairments are found to be positively correlated with function. Balance have the strongest relationship to function, strength is more strongly related to function than range of motion, and upper extremity impairments are more strongly related to function than lower extremity impairments. The interventions should include balance training, and upper extremity exercises to increase or maintain function in the older population. These interventions are needed to evaluate the functional outcomes of programmes geared toward reducing neuromusculoskeletal impairments in the older population.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Beissner, Katherine L.; Bowen, Nicole; Rodriguez, Tara; and Varrenti, Amanda, "The relationships between neuromusculoskeletal impairments and function in frail older adults" (1998). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2407.