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Determinants of Mobility Disability in Older Adults: Evidence from Population-Based Epidemiologic Studies

  • Marco Inzitari,

Gait and mobility are cardinal to maintain autonomy and independency in daily life, also for older persons. Changes in these functions might be critical in the transition towards disability and loss of autonomy during the aging process. The aim of the present work, which collects three years of research conducted between Italy and the United States, was to assess some of the main risk factors for the progressive impairment of mobility and gait in older adults living in the community. According to our results, abnormalities in the nervous and cardiovascular systems, even subtle, are associated with a subsequent worsening of these functions. These data might help to better understand the progressive development of disability in the elderly, and in the future might also have practical implications for prevention.

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Marco Inzitari

University of Barcelona, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-3796-0625

MARCO INZITARI, MD, specialist in geriatric medicine by the University Hospital of Florence, Italy, realized his research training between Italy (University of Florence) and the United States (University of Pittsburgh). He is currently Medical Director of the geriatric hospital Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili, in Barcelona, Spain, and appointed as associate professor of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, collaborating in the research activities of the Institute on Aging of the same University.
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Book Title

Determinants of Mobility Disability in Older Adults: Evidence from Population-Based Epidemiologic Studies

Authors

Marco Inzitari

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

60

Publication Year

2010

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© 2010 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-8453-758-4

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978-88-8453-916-8

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978-88-8453-758-4

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978-88-9273-689-4

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Premio Tesi di Dottorato

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2612-8039

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2612-8020

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