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Physical activity, ambulation, and comorbidities in people with diabetes and lower-limb amputation

Roger J. Paxton, PhD, et al.

Walking performance is strongly related to quality of life, which is diminished in Veterans with lower-limb amputation. Physical activity is a key indicator of walking performance that may influence quality of life in these Veterans. Physical activity levels and intensity are lower in people with diabetes, and lower still in people with diabetes and lowerlimb amputation, when compared with nondisabled adults. Physical activity is also related to functional performance in people with diabetes and people with diabetes and lower-limb amputation. This finding is of great interest because issues with walking may be modifiable by improved physical activity.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.08.0161

Volume 53 Number 6, 2017
   Pages 1069 — 1078


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Paxton RJ, Murray AM, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Sherk KA, Christiansen CL. Physical activity, ambulation, and comorbidities in people with diabetes and lower-limb amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):1069–78.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.08.0161
ORCID: Cory L. Christiansen, PT, PhD: 0000-0001-5549-5010
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