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Age-related mobility loss is joint-specific: an analysis from 6,000 Flexitest results

Authors: Hugo Baptista de Oliveira Medeiros, Denise Sardinha Mendes Soares de Araújo, Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo,

Publish Date: 2013/03/27
Volume: 35, Issue:6, Pages: 2399-2407
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Although aging is commonly linked to a reduction in joint range of motion, it is unclear if all body joints behave similarly. To address this issue, the main purpose of this study was to compare age-related loss of mobility of seven body joints. A total of 6,000 participants (3,835 men and 2,165 women) aged 5 to 92 years took part in this study. The maximal passive range of motion of 20 movements was evaluated by Flexitest, and each movement was scored from 0 to 4. Composite scores were obtained for each of seven joints and for overall flexibility (Flexindex (FLX)) by adding individual movement scores. Confirming previous findings, FLX systematically decreased with aging (p 



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