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The role of physical activity and diabetes status as a moderator: functional disability among older Mexican Americans

TitleThe role of physical activity and diabetes status as a moderator: functional disability among older Mexican Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPalmer, RF, Espino, DV, Dergance, JM, Becho, J, Markides, K
JournalAge AgeingAge Ageing
Volume41
Pagination752-8
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number1468-2834 (Electronic)<br/>0002-0729 (Linking)
Accession Number23052844
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Diabetes Complications/prevention & control, Diabetes Mellitus/ physiopathology, Disability Evaluation, Disease Progression, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Mexican Americans, Motor Activity/ physiology, Time Factors
AbstractPURPOSE: we investigate the temporal association between the rate of change in physical function and the rate of change in disability across four comparison groups: Those with and without diabetes who report >30 min of physical activity per day, and those who report 30 min of activity demonstrated better baseline function and less disability as well as better temporal trajectories than those reporting