Limitations The conclusions for Question 1 have several caveats. First, because all of the studies in the evidence base were observational epidemiologic studies with no RCTs, the data cannot prove causality of effect.
Some concern exists that the prospective cohort studies could not adequately adjust for confounders and may have overestimated the effect. Healthy people are more physically active than are people with health conditions, and adjusting for all health status differences between physically active and sedentary persons is not possible in these studies.
However, the consistency of evidence does support a cause-and-effect relation between physical activity and lower risk of functional and role limitations. These are all important factors in the causal pathway toward disability.
Second, although evidence indicates that regular aerobic activity prevents functional and role limitations, Bunout research summary of Bunout research summary beneficial effect of muscle strengthening activities, balance activities, and flexibility activities is insufficient.
Two additionally reviewed studies analyzed measures of leg strength, with one reporting that higher leg strength reduced risk of limitations 51 and another essentially reporting no association Third, although the literature provides sufficient evidence of a dose-response effect i.
It was common for studies to use simple measures of self-reported physical activity e. All the studies but one 25 relied upon self-report measures of physical activity and most used self-report measures of functional and role limitations.
Additional studies that use objective measures of physical activity and objective measures of functional ability are needed.
Finally, data are insufficient to determine whether the preventive benefits of physical activity differ by race or ethnic group. Some studies enrolled representative samples of the US older adult population, but few studies directly compare the effects of physical activity across race or ethnic groups.
Conclusions Modest evidence indicates that regular physical activity in older adults with existing functional limitations improves functional ability. Due to the lack of well-designed intervention trials, only limited evidence is available to conclude that physical activity in older adults with existing functional limitations improves or maintains role ability with aging.
Most of the physical activity interventions included both aerobic especially walking and muscle strengthening activities, with fewer interventions using only a single type of activity. For this reason, most evidence reflects a pattern of physical activity that involves periods of 30 to 90 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity, on 3 to 5 days per week, in which most of this time is devoted to aerobic activity and muscle strengthening activity and with a shorter amount of time spent on other forms of activity, such as flexibility.
When it was possible to determine the amount of time spent just on aerobic activity mostly walkingit usually varied from 60 minutes per week to minutes per week.
Because of low baseline fitness levels in older adults, "relative intensity" should be used for determining exercise intensity instead of absolute intensity.
Evidence is limited that physical activity levels less then described above provide some benefit. Introduction Some older adults already have functional limitations and role limitations.
However, prevention of further decline is still relevant for these older adults and this is the focus of Question 2. In people with existing diseases or limitations, concern always exists that the disease processes are so advanced that they are difficult to influence.
Question 2 can be thought of as asking whether it is "too late" for people with existing limitations to benefit from physical activity. Both RCTs and observational studies have been conducted to address Question 2. The RCTs address whether the rate of change "decline" in functional or role limitations differs between a control group and a physical activity group.
The observational studies and RCTs provide complementary information, in that observational studies can address the effects of years of regular physical activity though residual confounding, resulting from differences between people who choose to exercise versus those who do not that cannot be fully adjusted for, is a threat to their validitywhile few existing randomized trials have studied more than 12 months of regular physical activity but randomization greatly reduces the risk of confounding.
The Functional Health subcommittee included only RCTs and prospective cohort trails that included adults aged 60 years or older with functional limitations and role limitations and recruitment of 25 subjects or more. We excluded papers if they focused on a specific disease e.
We excluded studies in healthy adults with no limitations. We included only studies whose primary purpose was to determine whether physical activity affected functional health. Some of these studies recruited only participants with mild to moderate functional limitations, and some recruited a mix of participants with no, mild, or moderate limitations.
Because of incomplete information on functional ability in participants in many studies, we could not always ascertain the range of functional ability of the study sample. It should be noted that the subcommittee did not review studies focusing on arthritis and functional health, as this topic is covered in Part G.
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