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The study is to evaluate the feasibility of the NLA tool, a combined assessment of nutritional and physical functional status, to provide personalized advice for the independence and mobility of elderly.
Condition or disease
Determining the proportion of elderly subjects who, according to the NLA result, would qualify for a personalized program to improve their nutritional and physical status;
Determining the segmentation (defined by cut-off criteria) of these elderly subjects stratified into 3 NLA subgroups according to strength and endurance performance (33% +/- 10% of target group)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years to 90 Years (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Independently living men and women at 65-90 years old who are able to walk with or without walking aid
aged between 65 and 90 years,
able to walk with or without walking aid,
having obtained the subject's written informed consent
free of cognitive impairment (3MSE),
self reported restriction to exercise(by a physician or other).
unable to carry out performance tests and questionnaires correctly,
self reported lower or upper extremity surgery or fracture in the last 3 months
self-reported symptomatic coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction in last 6 months
self reported history of neurological disease (e.g., Parkinson disease, stroke) with residual impairment
uncontrolled hypertension (>150/90 mm Hg)
self reported congestive heart failure
unable to communicate in English. Non-English speaking individuals will be excluded due to safety concerns in being able to understand testing instructions.