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The Research Committee of the Section on Geriatrics has completed the peer-review process and has selected 18 platform presentations and 50 poster presentations focusing on key issues in physical therapy care for aging adults. Platform presentations are scheduled for Friday, February 11, 2011, and Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 8 to 11 AM on both days. Posters will be on display during Exhibit Hall hours; refer to the CSM link at onsite program to determine when authors will be available for discussion of their work.


A list of platform presentations (by date and time) and poster sessions (alphabetical by title) follows below. Full abstracts will be available at the APTA CSM link at, on the Section on Geriatrics' Web site:, and on the Journal's Web site: Abstracts will also be searchable on MEDLINE, CINAHL, and EMBASE.



Friday, February 11, 2011


8:00.Patient Factors Associated With Poor Function Following Knee Replacement: The MOST Study. Maxwell JL, Niu J, Felson D. Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts; Nevitt M. University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Torner J. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Lewis C. University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.


8:20.Interaction Between Patient-Centered, and performance-based measures of outcome in older community-dwelling adults with gait and mobility disorders. Bishop MD, Light KE. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Romero S. Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida.


8:40.Informing Fall and Fear Reduction Interventions: Gait, Physical and Cognitive Function and White Matter Disease by Falls and Fear of Falling Status. Hornyak VA, Wert D, VanSwearingen J. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


9:00.Behavioral and Physiological Effects of a Power Training Exercise Program in People With Mild Cognitive Impairment: Lessons Learned in a Feasibility Study. Harrison AL, Long D, Pagorek S, Peterson C, Bardach S, Bush H, Jiang Y, Caban-Holt A. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.


9:20.Measuring Change in Physical Frailty After Progressive Resistance Training in Elderly, Community-Dwelling Adults. Host HH, Sinacore DR. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; Hilton TN. Ithaca College, Rochester, New York.


9:40.Disparities in Post-Acute Rehabilitation Care for Hip Fracture. Freburger J, Cecil G, Ku LE. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


10:00.The Energy Cost of Walking Savings of Improving Gait Biomechanics in Older Adults With Mobility Disability. Wert DM, Brach J, VanSwearingen J. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


10:20.Community Mobility Factors Predict 30-Month Participation Restriction: The MOST Study. Keysor JJ, Zhang B, Felson D. Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts; Torner J. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Lewis C. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama; Nevitt M. University of California, San Francisco, California.


10:40.Depression and Injurious Falls in the Elderly. Horn ME, Bishop MD. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Saturday, February 12, 2011


8:00.Coactivation in Sedentary and Active Older Adults During a Maximal Power Task: Activity-Related Differences. Newstead AH. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; Shewokis PA. Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jensen JL. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.


8:20.Strength and Force Development During a Gripping Activity in Younger and Older Adults. Kage C, Sesto ME, Irwin CB. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.


8:40.Intramuscular Adipose Tissue and Mobility Function in Older Adults who Have Fallen. Marcus RL, Derkacs D, Addison O, Dibble LE, Foreman KB, LaStayo PC. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.


9:00.Comorbidity Associated With Dizziness/Imbalance in Older Adults Seen in a Tertiary Care Management Setting: Prevalence Estimates and Comparison With Community-Dwelling American Population Values. Marchetti G. Duquense University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Whitney SL, Furman JM. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


9:20.The Development, Implementation, and Preliminary Findings of a Seated Tai Chi Program for Older Adults. Taylor L. Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia; Wang T. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.


9:40.Perceptions of Balance and Health Among Community Dwelling Older Adults: Findings From a Qualitative Inquiry. Cleary KK, Gersh M, Grover B. Eastern Washington University, Spokane, Washington.


10:00.What Do Physical Therapists Do to Promote Health and Wellness With Older Adults in the Clinical Setting? A Nationwide Survey. Austin A, Becker K, Vogan A, Huber GM, Healey WE. Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.


10:20.Balance Changes in Older Adults Receiving Home Care Services. Whitney SL. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Marchetti G. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Ellis J, Otis L. Gentiva Health Services, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


10:40.Attitudes Toward Physical Activity and Exercise in an Older Urban African-American Community. Huber GM, Healey WE, Dobbe J, Parks L. Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Lewis J, Kohrman C. West Side Health Authority, Chicago, Illinois.



Age-related Postural Sway Changes During Balance Tasks Using the Balance Accelerometry Measure (BAM) in Healthy Adults. Lin C, Whitney SL, Roche JL, Steed DP, Redfern M, Furman GR. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Marchetti G. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Musolino M. Crossrods Consulting, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.


Assessing Follow Through With Referrals Based on the Results of The Community Screening Form for Aging Adults. Ikeda ER, Bakker L, Brown T, Zimpel A. The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.


Balance Confidence and Fear of Falling in Community Dwelling Older Adults. Cleary KK, Graham R, Hedgecock K, Parisot S. Eastern Washington University, Spokane, Washington.


Community-Based Wellness Program for Individuals With Parkinson's Disease. McGinnis PQ, Barile M, Kilgallen J, Miersch J, Murphy M. Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, New Jersey; Handler J, Brick P. Therapy and Living Consultants, Northfield, New Jersey.


Contribution of Age and Balance Confidence to Functional Mobility Test Performance. Medley A, Thompson M. Texas Woman's University, Dallas, Texas.


Criteria Used by Primary Care Physicians to Identify Persons at Fall Risk. Mowder-Tinney J, Janshego J, Wilson N, Ziegler E. Nazareth College, Rochester, New York.


Criterion Validity of the Rater-Administered Version of the Limitation in Mobility Activities Test (LIMAT) Transfer and Mobility Scale in an In-patient Rehabilitation Setting. Roach KE. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Hartley GW. St Catherine's Rehabilitation Hospital/Villa Maria Nursing Center, Miami, Florida.


Detectable Change in 10-Meter Gait Speed in Older Adults. Goldberg A, Casby A, Wasielewski M. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.


Determinants of Adherence in an Evidence-Based Group Exercise Program for People With Arthritis. Pignataro RM, Jones DL, Zhang R, Eicher J. West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.


Determining the Effectiveness of a Variety of Rehabilitation Programs and Strategies in Improving Functional Outcomes in Patients Post-CABG: A Systematic Literature Review. Currier TD, Gravano TN. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Development of Evidence Based Treatment Guidelines to Increase Task Repetition in Older Adults. Haley RM, Danks KA, Reisman D, Ciolek CH. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.


The Effect of an Incline Walking Surface and Balance on Spatiotemporal Gait Parameters of Older Adults. Ferraro R, Pinto Zipp G, Clark M, Simpkins S. Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.


Effect of a Selected 6-Form Tai Chi on Improvement in Balance and Quality of Life Among Older Adults. Liu H, Fu J, Holmes C. University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas; Tipton P. University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.


The Effect of a Weighted Vest on Participants With Hip Fracture During a Sit To Stand Task. Kneiss JA, Houck J, Hilton TN. Ithaca College Rochester Center, Rochester, New York; Bukata S. University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.


Endurance Training as an Intervention to Improve Balance in Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Rodio N, Ednie R, Haladay D. University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania.


Evidence-Based Practice Analysis of the Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions for Urinary Incontinence in Residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities. Reisch R, Farrell K. Pacific University, Hillsboro, Oregon.


Exercise Barriers in Aging African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes: Implications for Physical Therapy Practice. Redlinger J, Pariser GL. Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky.


Fall Risk Factor Profile in a Medically Underserved Population and the Effectiveness of the Matter of Balance Program. Johnston DJ, Martin DE, Gillette PD. Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky.


Fear of Falling and Balance Confidence Among Older Adult Men: The Priest Study. Klima DW. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland; Newton R, Davey A, Keshner E. Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Gait Changes in Response to Carrying an Asymmetrical Load in Community Dwelling Elderly. Elazzazi AM, Okones J, Lachowski S, Johnson B, Guthrie M. Utica College, Utica, New York.


The Impact of Age and Gender on Self-reported Function in Individuals Recovering From Knee Arthroplasty. Broome MM. Gentiva Health Services, Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Janes M. Gentiva Health Services, Louisville, Kentucky; Pfeufer DS. Gentiva Health Services, Kannapolis, North Carolina; Rogers W. Gentiva Health Services, Overland Park, Kansas; Shropshire TR, Varnum JH. Gentiva Health Services, Charlotte, North Carolina; Widmer-Greaves D. Gentiva Health Services, Unionville, Indiana; Williams JE. Public Health Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.


Improving Functional Mobility in an Assisted Living Facility Resident With Severe Cognitive and Physical Impairments. Ngai J. Fox Rehabilitation, Dover, Delaware.


Improving Golf Performance With Elastic Resistance Training in Older Adults. Hayes DM, Smith L, Meadows S, Coleman J, Pfeiffer M. North Georgia College and State University, Cumming, Georgia.


Increasing the Knowledge of Risk Factors, Symptoms, Prevention Strategies, Treatment Interventions and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Independent Living African-Americans Age 65 and Over: A Pilot Study. Greene RA. Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia.


Intracortical and Corticospinal Excitability of the Quadriceps Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Older and Younger Healthy Adults. Stevens-Lapsley JE, Hedgecock JB, Hide JL, Kluger BM. University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado.


Intrarater and Interrater Reliability of the Limits of Stability Protocol on a Computerized Balance System With Older Adult Subjects. Coleman A, Drzyzga C, Lassandrello K, Rainey W, Wechsler C, Clifft J. University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee.


Is Fatigue Like Wine? A Meta-Analysis Approach. Avin K, Frey Law L. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.


Lumbar Spine, Hip & Calcaneal BMD in People With Diabetes Mellitus, Peripheral Neuropathy and Charcot Neuroarthropathy. Sinacore DR, Hastings M, Bohnert KL, Commean PK, Smith KE, Prior F, Villareal VT. Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri.


Nintendo(TM) Wii Fit and Body Weight Support to Improve Balance, Gait, and Aerobic Capacity in Individuals With Above Knee Amputation: Two Case Reports. Miller CA, Hayes DM, Dye KM, Johnson CN, Meyers J. North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Georgia.


Older Adult Activity Patterns Associated With Perceived Barriers and Benefits to Exercise in a Large Metropolitan Area. Lewis EA, Papik SA, Crawford J, Bliss M, Decker AM. Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri.


Perceptions of Geriatric-Based Clinical Instructors on Their Role in the Professional Development of Entry-Level Physical Therapists. Neumann C, Cohen B, Kollmar J, Leveque P, Pottorf O. Touro College, Bay Shore, New York.


Practice Patterns of Physical Therapists Treating Individuals at Risk for Osteoporosis: Does Direct Access Matter? Cooper D, Peterson ML, Bertram S. Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.


Postural Control During Context Oriented Functional Reach in Healthy Adults. Norris B, Medley A. Texas Women's University at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.


Quad Strength With Electrical Stimulation Helps Patient Post Stroke With Knee Osteoathritis Return to Function. Keenan G. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.


The Relationship Between Weight Bearing Asymmetry, Quadriceps Strength, and Stair Climbing Time After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Bade M, Christiansen CL, Stevens-Lapsley JE. University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado.


Relative Strength Loss of Muscle Groups in the Lower Extremity Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Judd DL, Balter JE, Stevens-Lapsley JE. Eckhoff DG. University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado.


Reliability of the Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale in Community-Dwelling Older Women. Click Fenter PP. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana.


Reliability of Isometric Hip Strength in Subjects Post Hip Fracture And Healthy Controls. Poole T, Kneiss JA, Hilton TN, Houck J. Ithaca College, Rochester, New York.


Restorative Care: Current Trends and the Involvement of Physical Therapists. Jordre BD, Schweinle A, Paszek J, Bures J, Mettler P. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.


The Role of Videoconferencing in Future Physical Therapy Practice: A Systematic Literature Review. Graham JK, Gravano TN. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT): The Association With Physical Activity and Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Waller S, VanSwearingen J, Wert D, Brach J. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Spatiotemporal Parameters of backward Walking in Young, Middle Aged, and Older Adults and Their Correlation With Falls in Older Adults. Fritz N, Worstell A, Kloos A, Kegelmeyer D. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.


The Supine to Stand Transition in Older Adults. Klima DW, Gilbert C, Patel D, Hamad D. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland.


A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Resistance Exercises on Low Bone Mineral Density (BMD) in Women. Leininger PM. University of Scranton, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; Guilfoyle R, Kochanski K, Taraschuk J. University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania.


Tai Chi as an Intervention to Improve Balance in the Elderly With Impaired Balance or at Risk of Falling: A Systematic Literature Review. Millet M. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Chiu Y. Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas.


Use of a Functional Outcome Measure to Identify Future Prosthesis Use in an Older Adult Following a Transtibial Amputation: A Case Report. Moquin AR, Stevens-Lapsley JE. University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado.


The Use of Manual Therapy and Resistance Training to Treat an 84 Year Old Female With OA of Bilateral Hips. Brook JD. Chadwick J. Fox Rehabilitation, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Use of the Nintendo WiiTM Fit Balance Board in Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Perceived Balance Deficits: A Case Series. Bainbridge E, Bevans S, Keeley B, Nordall C, Reese A, Oriel KN, Marchese V. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania.


The Use of Self-report and Performance Based Measures to Determine Functional Differences Between Four Categories of Prosthetic Feet. Gaunaurd I, Agrawal V. Miami VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida; Gailey RS, Huckle A, McClain R, Safford M, Nunes J. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.


The Use of Soft Tissue Mobilization and Myofascial Release as an Adjunct to Conventional Physical Therapy in Decreasing Pain and Spasm and Restoring Function in an Older Adult with History of Spinal Compression Fractures. Schiemer B. Fox Rehabilitation, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.