Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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Factors affecting a 50-meter round walking test in the elderly people requiring nursing care
Mizuki HachiyaShin MurataHiroshi OtaoTakehiko IharaToyoko Asami
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2017 Volume 7 Issue 1 Pages 19-22

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In this study, 143 elderly people requiring nursing care were enrolled in order to investigate the main factors affecting the 50 m round walking test. Our methodology included analysis of the relationships between upper/lower limb strength, the30second chair stand test (CS-30),the functional reach test (FRT), the one-leg standing test, and the 50 m round walking test. The main factors showing significant correlation with the 50 m round walking test in order of descending correlation coefficients were: CS-30 (r=­0.48),FRT (r=­0.40),quadriceps strength (r=­0.23), one-leg standing test (r=­0.20), and grip strength (r=­0.17).Based on the results of a stepwise multiple regression analysis, CS-30 (β=­0.39) and FRT (β=­0.28) were selected as the main factors affecting the 50 m round walking test. The abovementioned results suggest that muscular endurance and dynamic balance exert a greater impact on the 50 m round walking test than upper/lower limb strength and static balance.

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