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Physical activity and functional limitations in older adults: a systematic review related to Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

Donald H Paterson12* and Darren ER Warburton34

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1 School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

2 Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

3 Cardiovascular Physiology Rehabilitation Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

4 Experimental Medicine Programme, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010, 7:38  doi:10.1186/1479-5868-7-38

Published: 11 May 2010

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Supplemental tables 1-3. Table s1: Results of literature MEDLINE search regarding the relationship between physical activity/exercise and functional limitations in the elderly. Table s2: Results of literature MEDLINE search regarding the relationship between physical activity/exercise and cognitive function in the elderly. Table s3: levels and grade of evidence scaling criteria applied to the recommendations.

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Supplemental table 4. Table s4: Prospective (longitudinal) cohort studies examining the relationship between physical activity and functional limitations in older adults [106-110].

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Supplemental table 5. Table s5: Prospective studies assessed with the modified Downs and Black Quality Assessment Tool.

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Supplemental table 6. Table s6: Aerobic or combined exercise training studies examining the relationship between physical activity and functional limitations in older adults [111-121].

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Supplemental table 7. Table s7: Aerobic or combined exercise studies assessed with the modified Downs and Black Quality Assessment Tool.

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Supplemental table 8. Table s8: Resistance/strength or functional training studies examining the relationship between physical activity and functional limitations in older adults [122-130].

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Supplemental table 9. Table s9: Strength studies assessed with the modified Downs and Black Quality Assessment Tool.

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Supplemental table 10. Table s10: Studies examining the relationship between physical activity and cognitive function in older adults [131-148].

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Supplemental table 11. Table s11: Cognitive studies assessed with the modified Downs and Black Quality Assessment Tool.

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