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Brain Boot Camp: The Effect of Multi-Sensory Training on Physical Function in Older Adults

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Background: Age-associated declines in physical function may lead to mobility limitations which are associated with a loss of independence, decreased quality of life, and higher risk of mortality. It is clear from multiple studies that an older adults physical function can be modified through physical activity. However, there is emerging evidence that physical activity interventions designed to improve physical function may be more effective if they can be tailored to an individuals baseline level of functioning and include simultaneous training of physical and cognitive functioning.
subject
Cognition
Mobility
Movement complexity
Older adults
Physical activity intervention
Physical function
contributor
Sorensen, Julie Anne (author)
Marsh, Anthony P (committee chair)
Norris, James (committee member)
Rejeski, Jack (committee member)
date
2012-06-12T08:35:42Z (accessioned)
2014-06-12T08:30:07Z (available)
2012 (issued)
degree
Health and Exercise Science (discipline)
embargo
2014-06-12 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/37250 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Brain Boot Camp: The Effect of Multi-Sensory Training on Physical Function in Older Adults
type
Thesis

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