- •Older adults with CLBPR have poor energy efficiency and capacity
- •Prior work has shown that poor efficiency and capacity contribute to worse mobility
- •Future research should identify the underlying mechanisms to these energy deficits
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:BMI (body mass index), CLBPR (chronic low back pain with radiculopathy), Vo2 (volume of oxygen consumed), Vo2peak (peak volume of oxygen consumed)
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Current affiliation for Coyle is Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
No prior presentation of material.
Supported by the National Institutes of Health (grant nos. R01AG0412202, R21HD057274, K12HD055931, and T32HD007490) and the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy on Geriatric Physical Therapy (Adopt-A-Doc Award).