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FICSITFrailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (clinical trial)
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The Atlanta FICSIT study: two exercise interventions to reduce frailty in elders.
The Boston FICSIT study: The effects of resistance training and nutritional supplementation on physical frailty in the oldest old.
Those who are physically active have lower mortality than sedentary individuals (Fried et al., 1998; Kaplan et al., 1987; Kaplan, 1997; Kushi et al., 1997; Paffenbarger et al., 1993; Sherman, D'Agostino, Cobb, & Kannel, 1994) and have higher physical functioning (Guralnik & Kaplan, 1989; Judge, Schechtman, Cress, & the FICSIT Group, 1996; Kaplan, Strawbridge, Camacho, & Cohen, 1993) despite the usual decline in functioning seen with increasing age (Maddox & Clark, 1992).
Factors affecting sample selection in a randomized trial of balance enhancement: the FICSIT study.
Baseline measures of static balance were the Romberg Test (Romberg 1853) and the Frailty and Injuries Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (FICSIT) (Rossiter-Fornoff et al 1995).
The multicenter Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies on Intervention Techniques (FICSIT) RCTs represented the first systematic and large-scale attempt to investigate the efficacy of exercise (both targeted and nontargeted) on a mutually agreed upon set of performance measures related to frailty and fall incidence rates among older adults.