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Walking is Associated With Physical Capacity and Fatigue but not Cognition in Long-Term Care Residents

      Identifying modifiable factors that influence physical activity in older people living in long-term care (LTC) facilities aids in tailoring preventive strategies to maintain function. Information on the association between frailty indicators and objectively measured physical activity in long-term care (LTC) residents is scarce. Physical limitations, fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, depressive symptoms, and chronic illness (eg, arthritis and heart disease) negatively influence LTC residents' willingness to participate in physical activity.
      • Benjamin K.
      • Edwards N.
      • Ploeg J.
      • et al.
      Barriers to physical activity and restorative care for residents in long-term care: A review of the literature.
      We sought to determine whether these same factors predicted habitual walking behavior.
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