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The effect of brisk walking on postural stability, bone mineral density, body weight and composition in women over 50 years with a sedentary occupation: a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Women's Health, September 2016
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Title
The effect of brisk walking on postural stability, bone mineral density, body weight and composition in women over 50 years with a sedentary occupation: a randomized controlled trial
Published in
BMC Women's Health, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12905-016-0343-1
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Authors

Aleš Gába, Roman Cuberek, Zdeněk Svoboda, František Chmelík, Jana Pelclová, Michal Lehnert, Karel Frömel

Abstract

To assess the effect of brisk walking on postural stability, bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition in women over 50 years of age with a sedentary occupation. A 10-week walking intervention based on self-regulated brisk walking (BW) to or from work of 30-35 min at least 5 times per week. The research included a total of 104 women (58 women in intervention group). The mean center of pressure (COP) velocity in medial-lateral and anterior-posterior directions, mean total COP velocity with eyes open and closed, BMD of the distal forearm and the calcaneus, body weight, fat mass, and lean body mass were assessed. The BW intervention was completed by 76 % of participants. A significant effect (time × group interaction) was confirmed only in the mean COP velocity in the anterior-posterior direction with eyes closed (F = 7.41, P = 0.008). The effect of BW was not confirmed in BMD, body weight, or body composition. The results indicate that the effect of the intervention is influenced by baseline body mass index in body weight, fat mass and visceral adipose tissue. BW prevents the deterioration of postural stability with eyes closed, which can have a direct effect on reducing the risk of falls under worse spatial orientation and visibility. The presented intervention model is insufficient for weight loss, changes in BMD, or body composition, and its effect should be assessed during a longer period of time. German Clinical Trials Register DRKS00007638 , registered March 10, 2015 (retrospectively registered).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Czechia 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 31%
Sports and Recreations 8 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 16%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 9 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 January 2017.
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