Aspects of muscle performance, mobility limitations, excercise interventions and cognitive functioning in older adults
Citation:Kieran F. Reid, 'Aspects of muscle performance, mobility limitations, excercise interventions and cognitive functioning in older adults', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Clinical Medicine, 2014, pp 258
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In section A, two studies were conducted to systematically investigate and compare the cross sectional and longitudinal physiological determinants of the age-related loss of lower extremity muscle power in healthy and mobility-limited older adults (n = 93). Computed tomography was utilised to assess mid-thigh body composition and measures of muscle quality. Surface electromyography was used to assess neuromuscular function and muscle biopsies were taken to evaluate intrinsic single muscle fibre contractile properties.
Author: Reid, Kieran F.
Advisor:Conway, Michael A.
Publisher:Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Clinical Medicine
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