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Physical Activity and Physical Capacity of Older Adults - A Goal-setting Intervention -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Nov 7, 2018

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Are you 65 years or older and interested in learning about your physical activity and capacity and participating in a goal-setting intervention? Join us at the Andrew & Marjorie McCain Human Performance Laboratory as we use wearable technology to examine physical activity and capacity levels of older adults during daily living.

Physical capacity is a measure of one’s ability to complete activities of daily living. It is also a major contributor to mobility, which is considered an important indicator of quality of life. However, we know little about capacity in older Canadians and how it affects physical activity. This research aims to increase our understanding of this relationship in older adults through wearable sensors. The information generated from this study will provide information and benefits to the community, private care centers, hospitals, and provincial and federal governments in Canada.

If you are 65 years of age or older, able to walk independently, and can wear a sensor around your waist for three weeks, you are eligible to participate in this study. Interested participants should contact Emily Wright at the Human Performance Lab (HPL) (Ph: 506-453-4922, (c): 506 - 425-0374, email:

This study has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board of the University of New Brunswick and is on file as REB-2018-089.


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