Journal article

Objectively measured physical activity is associated with frailty in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review

Alec PL Tolley, Keenan A Ramsey, Anna GM Rojer, Esmee M Reijnierse, Andrea B Maier

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The later-age shift towards physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour is associated with comorbidity and reduced function: markers of frailty. Whether these behaviours relate to frailty has yet to be thoroughly studied using objective measurements. This study aimed to summarise the associations of objectively measured habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour with frailty in community-dwelling older adults. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Six databases were searched from inception to July 21st 2020. Articles analyzing objectively measured physical activity and/or sedentary behaviour with frailty in community-dwelling adults ≥60 years old were included. Synthesis of included a..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by an unrestricted grant of the University of Melbourne received by Professor Andrea B. Maier and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) provided by the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH).