Dyspnea is associated with poor physical performance among community-dwelling older adults: a population-based cross-sectional study

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Dyspnea and poorer physical performance are conditions that may be related and be present among the elderly. However, few studies have evaluated associations between these variables. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between dyspnea and physical performance among community-dwelling older adults of both sexes (age 60 years and over). DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study conducted in the city of Macapá, state of Amapá, Brazil. METHODS: Socioeconomic and health data were collected using a structured form. Frailty syndrome was assessed base...

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