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dc.contributor.authorUrrunaga-Pastor, D.
dc.contributor.authorRunzer-Colmenares, F.M.
dc.contributor.authorArones, T.M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-13T16:41:55Z
dc.date.available2019-09-13T16:41:55Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85063713102&doi=10.12688%2ff1000research.17513.1&partnerID=40&md5=25f5a6648010106c14f19d49c5ae155f
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/10633
dc.descriptionversion 1; peer review: 3 approved, 1 approved with reservationsen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Physical performance in the older adult has been extensively studied. However, only a few studies have evaluated physical performance among older adults of high Andean populations and none have studied the factors associated with it. The objective of this study was to evaluate factors associated with poor physical performance by using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in older adults living in 11 Peruvian high Andean communities. Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out in inhabitants aged 60 or over from 11 high-altitude Andean communities of Peru during 2013-2017. Participants were categorized in two groups according to their SPPB score: poor physical performance (0-6 points) and medium/good physical performance (7-12 points). Additionally, we collected socio-demographic, medical, functional and cognitive assessment information. Poisson regression models were constructed to identify factors associated with poor physical performance. Prevalence ratio (PR) with 95% confidence intervals (95 CI%) are presented. Results: A total of 407 older adults were studied. The average age was 73.0 ± 6.9 years (range: 60-94 years) and 181 (44.5%) participants had poor physical performance (0-6 points). In the adjusted Poisson regression analysis, the factors associated with poor physical performance were: female gender (PR=1.29; 95%CI: 1.03-1.61), lack of social support (PR=2.10; 95%CI: 1.17-3.76), number of drugs used (PR=1.09; 95%CI: 1.01-1.17), urinary incontinence (PR=1.45; 95%CI: 1.16-1.82), exhaustion (PR=1.35; 95%CI: 1.03-1.75) and cognitive impairment (PR=1.89; 95%CI: 1.40-2.55). Conclusions: Almost half of the population evaluated had poor physical performance based on the SPPB. Factors that would increase the possibility of suffering from poor physical performance were: female gender, lack of social support, number of drugs used, urinary incontinence, exhaustion and cognitive impairment. Future studies with a larger sample and longitudinal follow-up are needed to design beneficial interventions for the high Andean population. Copyright 2019 Urrunaga-Pastor D et al.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.17513.1en_US
dc.language.isoen-USen_US
dc.publisherF1000 Research Ltden_US
dc.relation.ispartofF1000Research
dc.subjectAltitudeen_US
dc.subjectElderlyen_US
dc.subjectLatin Americaen_US
dc.subjectPeruen_US
dc.subjectPhysical performanceen_US
dc.titleFactors associated with poor physical performance in older adults of 11 peruvian high andean communitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.12688/f1000research.17513.1
dc.identifier.pmid30906536


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