Journal article

Distinct Trajectories of Individual Physical Performance Measures Across 9 Years in 60-to 70-Year-Old Adults

Trynke Hoekstra, Anna Galina Maria Rojer, Natasja M van Schoor, Andrea Britta Maier, Mirjam Pijnappels

Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Physical performance is an important factor for successful aging. This study aimed to identify distinct trajectories of multiple physical performance measures over 9 years in individuals aged 60-70 years and to evaluate their characteristics and the overlap between measures. METHODS: Four physical performance measures were assessed in 440 participants of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam: tandem stand, gait speed, chair stand, and handgrip strength. Gender-specific latent class models were conducted to obtain distinct trajectories and their degree of overlap. RESULTS: Mean age at baseline was 67.9 (SD 1.7) years for males and 68.0 (SD 1.7) years for females. The optimal numb..

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Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme PreventIT

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme PreventIT (grant agreement number 689238). The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam is supported by a grant from the Netherlands Ministry of Health Welfare and Sports, Directorate of Long-Term Care. The funding agencies had no role in the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of data, or writing of the study.