Health Sciences 4074A/B Lecture 2: Fitness Testing for Older Adults
Pros and cons of senior fitness test vs. groningen: pros of seniors test, shorter, more attainable, less equipment, cons of seniors test, fewer components of fitness test. If you had a client who was interested in improving balance, you would use the groningen test. Has a specific component testing for only balance: explain, using examples, what you do with the results of a fitness assessment in older adults. Components of fitness: physical fitness, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscle strength, speed, reaction time, power, balance, agility, flexibility, coordination. General ground rules for assessment: screen participants, use standard procedures, be flexible, be aware, assess don"t assume, start slowly, stop if requested, stop if signs of dizziness, pain or other health issues. If they say yes, they shouldn"t have a physical fitness assessment. If they answered yes to any of them you just have to ask more questions about the condition before they can engage in pa.