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Research Completed

Functional Assessments for Older Adults

Jones, C. J., Rikli, R.E., Max, J., & Noffal, G. (1998). The reliability and validity of a chair sit-and reach test as a measure of hamstring flexibility in older adults. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 69 (4), 338-343.

Jones, C. J., Rikli, R. E., Beam, W. (1999). A 30-s chair-stand test as a measure of lower body strength in community-residing older adults. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 70 (2), 113-119.

Rikli, R. E. & Jones, C. J. (1997). Assessing physical performance in independent older adults: Issues and guidelines. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 5 (3), 244-262.

Rikli, R. E. & Jones, C. E. (1998). The reliability and validity of a 6-minute walk test as a measure of physical endurance in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 6 (4), 363-375.

Rikli, R. E., & Jones, C. J. (1999). Functional fitness normative scores for community-residing older adults, ages 60-94. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 7 (2) 162-181.

Balance and Mobility Assessments for Older Adults

Clark, S. and Rose, D.J. (2001). The generalizability of the limits of stability tests in the evaluation of dynamic balance among older adults with a history of falling. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82 (4), 468-474.

Hernandez, D.A., and Rose, D.J. (2008). Predicting which older adults will or will not fall using the Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) scale. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89 (12), 2309-2315.

Rose, D.J. and Clark, S. (2000). Can the control of bodily orientation be significantly improved in older adults with a history of falls? Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 48, 3, 275-282.

Rose, D. J. (2001). Central Nervous System: Motor Function. In George L. Maddox (Ed), The Encyclopedia of Aging: A comprehensive resource in gerontology and geriatrics, third edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co., 189-191.

Rose, D. J., Jones, C. J., and Lucchese, N. (2002). Predicting the probability of falls in community-residing older adults using the 8 Foot Up and Go: A new measure of functional mobility . Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 10 (4), 446-475.

Rose, D.J. (2002). Promoting functional independence in older adults at risk for falls: The need for a multidimensional programming approach. Journal ofAging and Physical Activity, 10 (2), 1-19.

Rose, D.J., Lucchese, N., and Wiersma, L.D. (2006). Development of a multidimensional balance scale for use with functionally independent older adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,87:1478-85.

Other research

Jones, C.J. & Clark, J. (1998). National curriculum standards for preparing senior fitness specialists. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 6 (3), 207-221.

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