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Age-related changes in physical functioning : correlates between objective and self-reported outcomes (2014)
Journal Article
Alcock, L., O'Brien, T. D., & Vanicek, N. (2015). Age-related changes in physical functioning : correlates between objective and self-reported outcomes. Physiotherapy, 101(2), 204-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2014.09.001

Objectives To quantify the variance attributable to age and estimate annual decline in physical function and self-reported health using a battery of outcome measures in healthy older females. To determine whether self-reported functional losses are s... Read More about Age-related changes in physical functioning : correlates between objective and self-reported outcomes.

Biomechanical demands differentiate transitioning vs. continuous stair ascent gait in older women (2013)
Journal Article
Alcock, L., O'Brien, T. D., & Vanicek, N. (2014). Biomechanical demands differentiate transitioning vs. continuous stair ascent gait in older women. Clinical biomechanics, 29(1), 111-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.10.007

Background Stair ascent mechanics change with age, but little is known about the differing functional demands of transitioning and continuous ascent. Work investigating the risky transition from gait to ascent is sparse, and the strategies that older... Read More about Biomechanical demands differentiate transitioning vs. continuous stair ascent gait in older women.

Alterations in gait speed and age do not fully explain the changes in gait mechanics associated with healthy older women (2012)
Journal Article
Alcock, L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2013). Alterations in gait speed and age do not fully explain the changes in gait mechanics associated with healthy older women. Gait and Posture, 37(4), 586-592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.09.023

Older adults exhibit modified gait patterns compared to the young, adopting movement strategies in response to changes in musculoskeletal function. Investigating the functional mobility of older women is particularly important because of their increa... Read More about Alterations in gait speed and age do not fully explain the changes in gait mechanics associated with healthy older women.