The effect of intervening hospitalizations on the benefit of structured physical activity in promoting independent mobility among community-living older persons: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

Gill, Thomas M.

Beavers, Daniel P.

Guralnik, Jack M.

Pahor, Marco.

Fielding, Roger A.

Hauser, Michelle.

Manini, Todd M.

Marsh, Anthony P.

McDermott, Mary M.

Newman, Anne B.

Allore, Heather G.

Miller, Michael E.


  • Background: Among older persons, disability is often precipitated by intervening illnesses and injuries leading to hospitalization. In the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study, a structured moderate-intensity physical activity program, compared with a health education program, was shown to significantly reduce the amount of time spent with major mobility disability (MMD) ... read more
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