NCHPAD Research Corner
Research Abstract: Late-Life Physical Activity Effects on Disablement
Keysor, J. J. (2003). Does late life physical activity or exercise prevent or minimize disablement? A critical review of the scientific evidence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 25, (3, Suppl 2): 129-136.
There is a substantial amount of evidence that physical activity and exercise are beneficial in improving impairments in the elderly population. However, whether physical activity late in life plays an important role in minimizing impairments is controversial. The purpose of this review was to find out whether late-life physical activity plays a role only in reducing functional impairments, and if it also prevents or minimizes physical disability.
To read the complete abstract, go to http://www.ncpad.org/254/1654/Does~late~life~physical~activity~or~exercise~prevent~or~
Aquatic Therapy Journal Transfer of Management
As of January 2005, the Aquatic Therapy Journal will be available to all professionals in the field of aquatics, regardless of membership affiliation.
Many popular features of the Journal will continue, including peer commentary on articles, publication reviews, WebWaves, and the most current aquatic therapy applications and research. New in 2005 will be repeating columns on research highlights and on pool problems.
For subscription information, go to http://www.ncpad.org/687/3102/2005-02-01#7 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective authors and/or reviewers are invited to contact our Editorial and Business Office, c/o Susan J. Grosse c/o AEA, 201 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 3, Nokomis FL 34275, e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Paralympic Committee 2005 Research Initiative
The International Paralympic Committee will publish a guest International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education Perspectives series entitled, "The Multidisciplinary Series of Physical Education and Sport Science," and calls for academic and scientific institutions to submit articles on topics related to sport for people with disabilities and the Paralympic movement.
Click on http://www.ncpad.org/687/3102/2005-02-01#8 for additional information.
Research Study on Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity: Looking for Volunteers
If you or someone you know has a spinal cord injury for at least 1 year, are 18 years or older, can read and speak English, and live in the United States, call 866-380-4344 or e-mail Matt Kehn (email@example.com) about participating in a study on the relationship between health and exercise/physical activity in people with spinal cord injury.
This mail survey is being conducted at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC.