Role of respiratory system function in the age-related decline of human functional capacity

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dc.contributor.author Pine, Matthew en_US
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Aron en_US
dc.contributor.author Watsford, Mark en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:33:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:33:25Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005002147 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pine Matthew, Murphy Aron, and Watsford Mark 2005, 'Role of respiratory system function in the age-related decline of human functional capacity', Blackwell Publishing Asia, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 153-156. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1440-6381 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4421
dc.description.abstract Keywords: disuse;physical activity;quality of life Objective: To examine the age-related decline of physical and respiratory system function in older individuals. Methods: Using a cross-sectional research design, 36 healthy participants were assigned to group A (50?59 years) or group B (60?69 years). Males (n = 14) and females (n = 22) were examined separately. Physical capacity was determined using a combination of two walking tests. Measures of pulmonary function, respiratory muscle (RM) strength and inspiratory muscle endurance (IME) were used to assess respiratory system function. Results: Significant age-related declines in RM strength, IME and walking ability were apparent for females, but not males. An increase in age was associated with less efficient breathing mechanics during exercise. Conclusions: The more substantial age-related declines in RM and physical function for females may be related to greater age-related reductions in physical activity participation. As individuals are living for increasingly longer periods, the continuance of such declines may significantly impair quality of life. Methods of overcoming respiratory system decline and the role of such methods in maintaining the physical capacity of ageing individuals require investigation. en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2005.00104.x en_US
dc.title Role of respiratory system function in the age-related decline of human functional capacity en_US
dc.parent Australasian Journal on Ageing en_US
dc.journal.volume 24 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Carlton South, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 153 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 156 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 170200 en_US
dc.personcode 014342 en_US
dc.personcode 980017 en_US
dc.personcode 990028 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords disuse; physical activity; quality of life en_US
dc.staffid 990028 en_US


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