Executive functions, physical fitness and mobility in well-functioning older adults.

Experimental gerontology

PubMedID: 24012563

Berryman N, Bherer L, Nadeau S, Lauzière S, Lehr L, Bobeuf F, Kergoat MJ, Vu TT, Bosquet L. Executive functions, physical fitness and mobility in well-functioning older adults. Exp Gerontol. 2013;.
The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between executive functions, physical fitness and mobility in well-functioning older adults. Forty-eight well functioning older adults (70.5±5.3years old; 20 men, 28 women) were included in this study. Two median splits were conducted based on each individual's performance for the 10MWT and TUG. Comparisons between groups of slower and faster individuals were made with regard to executive functions and physical fitness parameters. A correlational approach was used to assess the association between variables. Between groups comparisons revealed that faster individuals in mobility tests demonstrate better performances in measures of cognitive flexibility (0.68