Centennial Symposium Paper: Functional Motor Skills Measurements in Older Adults: Implications for Home Care Service Delivery

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dc.creator Gandee, Robert N. en_US
dc.creator Knierim, Helen en_US
dc.creator Fox, David en_US
dc.creator Kadavy, Carla en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-07T18:05:56Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-07T18:05:56Z
dc.date.issued 1993-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v93, n3 (June, 1993), 64-67 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23563
dc.description Author Institution: Gerontology Program, Slippery Rock University en_US
dc.description.abstract The maintenance of motor skills is critical to the preservation of the independence of older adults. Because subjective differences have been observed, selected motor skills of older adults attending the Slippery Rock University Elderhostel (EH) and the Senior Centers (SC) of Butler County, PA, were compared. While no differences were identified between Elderhostel and Senior Center participants on the measurements of flexibility, card sorting, penny pick-up and coordination, statistical differences did emerge for grip strength, arm curl, and agility. The Elderhostel participants were significantly better than Senior Center participants in the motor skills associated with strength, balance, and agility. These data have implications for therapists, administrators, and other care providers conducting home care programs for older adults. en_US
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dc.title Centennial Symposium Paper: Functional Motor Skills Measurements in Older Adults: Implications for Home Care Service Delivery en_US