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Dual-tasking in older women: Physical activity or else?


The interplay between gender, Physical Activity (PA), and Dual Tasking (DT) in older adults is unclear. This study aimed to address DT based on gender and PA level. One-hundred and twenty older adults (81 women and 39 men) participated. Timed up and go test and spatiotemporal gait measures were collected in single and DT conditions. Participants were grouped according to gender and PA level. Physical activity did not explain gender differences, women were slower and had shorter stride lengths when DT regardless of PA level. Findings indicate the necessity for tailored PA and functional interventions to improve women’s performance.

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Muhaidat, Jennifer
Al-Yahya, Emad
Mohammad, Maha T.
Qutishat, Dania
Okasheh, Rasha
Al-Khlaifat, Lara
Lawrie, Sophie
Esser, Patrick
Dawes, Helen

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2020-09-22

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