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Social patterning in grip strength, chair rise and walk speed in ageing population: the Czech HAPIEE study

Jancova-Vseteckova, Jitka; Bobak, Martin; Kubinova, Ruzena; Capkova, Nada; Peasey, Anne; Marmot, Michael G. and Pikhart, Hynek (2015). Social patterning in grip strength, chair rise and walk speed in ageing population: the Czech HAPIEE study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(2) pp. 264–271.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2013-0142
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Abstract

Aim is to examine the association of objective measures of physical functioning (PF) with education and material circumstances and the decline in PF with age by socioeconomic position (SEP).

Methods: In 3,205 subjects (60-75 years) from the Czech Republic, we assessed relationship between PF, SEP and age. Linear regression was used to assess PF measures and SEP measures.

Results: Cross-sectional decline in PF by age was similar in all individuals. Differences between SEP groups were similar across age groups, except for the difference in walk speed by material circumstances in men - bigger at older ages (p 0.004). Men and women with the highest education were about 2 seconds faster in chair rise test than those with the lowest education.

Discussion: Findings suggest strong educational gradient in PF, an inconsistent role of self-assessed material circumstances, and virtually no interaction of SEP with the cross-sectional decline in PF by age.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Human Kinetics, Inc.
ISSN: 1543-267X
Keywords: chair rise; grip strength; walk speed; education; material circumstances; ageing
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Other Departments
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Item ID: 41252
Depositing User: Christopher Biggs
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 03:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41252
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