Peripheral facial palsy is caused by a damage on the facial nerve. The condition brings a lot of functional limitations and include physical, psychological and social function. For patients suffering from peripheral facial palsy, the loss of these functions affects the quality of life. The condition can not be cured, the treatment goal is therefore...
Journal of health psychology
Several investigators have observed lowered risk of depression among obese older adults, coining the "jolly fat" hypothesis. We examined this hypothesis using baseline and a 5-year follow-up body mass index, depressive symptoms, and covariates from 638 community-based older adults. High objectively measured body mass index and functional limitation...
Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports
We aimed (1) to report age-specific physical fitness levels in people with fibromyalgia of a representative sample from Andalusia; and (2) to compare the fitness levels of people with fibromyalgia with non-fibromyalgia controls. This cross-sectional study included 468 (21 men) patients with fibromyalgia and 360 (55 men) controls. The fibromyalgia s...
Journal of children's orthopaedics
There were no significant differences in physical function and quality of life in young adults with CLLD treated with surgical lengthening compared with those using lengthening prostheses. Compared with the general Norwegian population, young adults with CLLD had significantly lower physical function and reduced HRQoL in some domains.
Journal of aging and physical activity
This study evaluated the feasibility and effectiveness of translating the evidence-based program, Fit & Strong!, into a Spanish program, ¡En Forma y Fuerte!. A single-group, quasi-experimental design (n = 34, mean age = 58.8 [8.1], 87.2% female, 87.2% reported speaking mostly Spanish) was used to assess implementation feasibility and the impact of ...
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
In older adults with multiple chronic conditions, guideline-recommended medications for atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, depression, diabetes mellitus, and heart failure were largely not associated with self-reported decline in physical function, although there were associations for some medications in those with less polypharmacy.
Age and ageing
the MedIP has the potential to become a useful tool in the healthcare and fall prevention of older individuals.
Journal of sports sciences
We examined independent and joint associations of objectively measured physical activity (PA) and physical fitness (PF) with pain, fatigue and the overall impact of fibromyalgia in 386 fibromyalgia women aged 51.2 ± 7.6 years. Levels of PA (light, moderate and vigorous) and PF were measured with triaxial accelerometry and the Senior Fitness Test, r...
Journal of clinical nursing
This study suggests that performing intradialytic exercises for 30 minutes per session three times a week for at least ≥8 weeks is beneficial. Regular exercise should be considered as a crucial therapeutic modality of managing patients undergoing haemodialysis, thus guiding in clinical practice.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
This study revealed that social frailty is associated with both cognitive and physical function among Japanese older adults. And social frailty status was also negatively associated with physical function. Further studies are needed to elucidate if a casual association exists between social frailty and cognitive and physical function.