• The Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Program for Preventing Functional Decline in Young Seniors: Development and Initial Evaluation 

      Schwenk, Michael; Bergquist, Ronny; Boulton, Elisabeth; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Nerz, Corinna; Weber, Michaela; Barz, Carolin; Jonkman, Nini H.; Taraldsen, Kristin; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Maier, Andrea B.; Zhang, Wei; Becker, Clemens; Todd, Chris; Clemson, Lindy; Hawley-Hague, H. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program is an intervention integrating balance and strength activities into daily life, effective at reducing falls in at-risk people ≥70 years. There is ...
    • The association of basic and challenging motor capacity with mobility performance and falls in young seniors 

      Gordt, Katharina; Paraschiv-Ionescu, Anisoara; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Taraldsen, Kristin; Mellone, Sabato; Bergquist, Ronny; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Nerz, Corinna; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Maier, Andrea B.; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Becker, Clemens; Aminian, Kamiar; Schwenk, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Understanding the association between motor capacity (MC) (what people can do in a standardized environment), mobility performance (MP) (what people actually do in real-life) and falls is important for early ...
    • Concurrent validity and reliability of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale in young-older adults. 

      Weber, Michaela; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Bergquist, Ronny; Taraldsen, Kristin; Gordt, Katharina; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Nerz, Corinna; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Jonkman, Nini H.; Maier, Andrea B.; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Becker, Clemens; Schwenk, Michael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background With the growing number of young-older adults (baby-boomers), there is an increasing demand for assessment tools specific for this population, which are able to detect subtle balance and mobility deficits. ...
    • Creating and Validating a Shortened Version of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale for Application in People Who Are 61 to 70 Years of Age 

      Gordt, Katharina; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie; Taraldsen, Kristin; Bergquist, Ronny; Van Ancum, Jeanine M.; Nerz, Corinna; Pijnappels, Mirjam; Maier, Andrea B.; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Vereijken, Egberta; Becker, Clemens; Schwenk, Michael (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background The Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CBM) has been shown to be reliable and valid for detecting subtle balance and mobility deficits in people who are 61 to 70 years of age. However, item redundancy and ...
    • Predicting Advanced Balance Ability and Mobility with an Instrumented Timed Up and Go Test 

      Bergquist, Ronny; Nerz, Corinna; Taraldsen, Kristin; Mellone, Sabato; Ihlen, Espen Alexander F.; Vereijken, Beatrix; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Becker, Clemens; Mikolaizak, A. Stefanie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Extensive test batteries are often needed to obtain a comprehensive picture of a person’s functional status. Many test batteries are not suitable for active and healthy adults due to ceiling effects, or require a lot of ...