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Senior Fitness Test Manual-2nd Edition Senior Fitness Test Manual, Second Edition, offers the most comprehensive and reliable test battery for assessing physical fitness in adults ages 60 and older. The tests in this resource assist health practitioners and fitness and rehabilitation specialists in identifying weaknesses that cause mobility problems, developing exercise programs that improve functional fitness, preventing future mobility issues, and evaluating progress. The Senior Fitness Test also has companion software for recording and reporting testing data. The Senior Fitness Test (SFT) is a simple, economical method of assessing the physical attributes that older adults need in order to perform daily activities. It consists of seven tests–covering lower- and upper-body strength, aerobic endurance, lower- and upper-body flexibility, agility, and balance–that can be conducted with minimal space, equipment, and technical requirements, making it easy to administer in most clinical and community settings or in the home environment. The manual presents clear instructions on preparing and administering the tests and interpreting and using the test results. Readers will find guidelines on creating senior fitness programs as well as exercises to recommend for improving functional fitness scores. The second edition of the Senior Fitness Test Manual offers new tools to help facilitate the Senior Fitness Test. It includes expanded information on ways to modify test protocols for older adults with limiting conditions such as osteoporosis, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, stroke, fibromyalgia, heart conditions, multiple sclerosis, hip and knee replacements, chronic renal failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoarthritis, and blindness or ow vision. Ready-to-use materials such as reproducible forms, large-print instructions (complete with photos) to post at testing stations, and large versions of performance charts make the testing process more effective, and an expanded chapter on improving test scores includes illustrated instructions for exercises that can be prescribed to seniors to help them improve their fitness. In addition, the manual retains national normative data based on age and sex for over 7,000 adults ages 60 to 94, but it now includes criterion-referenced, clinically relevant fitness standards. Based on the authors’ continued groundbreaking research on aging and functional fitness, these new criterion-referenced standards allow practitioners and older adults to identify the test scores at a specific age that are correlated with maintaining adequate functional mobility into the 90s, providing a new and deeper understanding of the test scores. This allows practitioners and their clients to focus on maintaining or improving functional fitness with customized goals meant to preserve and improve individual abilities. The second edition of the Senior Fitness Test Manual is now packaged with a DVD that contains visual demonstrations of the tests, including setup, execution, evaluation, and modification of testing protocols to accommodate clients’ limitations. Throughout the text, DVD icons indicate when to view the DVD for live demonstrations. Maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, and balance is critical to seniors whether their later-life interests are playing golf, running marathons, or performing daily tasks such as climbing stairs or getting out of a chair without assistance. The Senior Fitness Test Manual, Second Edition, offers a user-friendly means of evaluating physical capacity in the growing population of older adults and helping them to maintain and improve their functional fitness. Note: The Senior Fitness Test also has companion software for recording and reporting testing data. This software is available separately or sold in a package with the manual. Check the right column of this product page for links to the various options. Contents: Preface How to Use This Manual Acknowledgments Credits Chapter 1. Fitness Testing in Later Years: Recognizing Unique Needs of Older Adults Importance of Fitness and Fitness Testing in Later Years Rationale for Developing the SFT Unique Qualities of the SFT Uses of the SFT History of the SFT–A Decade of Use Summary Chapter 2. The Senior Fitness Test: Defining Functional Fitness Parameters Conceptual Background Functional Fitness Parameters Test Selection Criteria Overview of Test Items Summary Chapter 3. Test Validity, Reliability, Percentile Norms, and Criterion-Referenced Performance Standards: Identifying Relevant Fitness Measures for Older Adults Validity Reliability Percentile norms Criterion-referenced functional fitness standards Summary Chapter 4. Test Administration: Establishing Consistent Testing Protocols Pretest Procedures and Considerations Administering the Tests Guidelines for Group Testing Summary Chapter 5. Test Results: Interpreting and Using Feedback to Motivate and Improve Performance Interpreting Test Scores Methods of Providing Feedback to Participants Using Test Results to Motivate Participants Summary Chapter 6. Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults: Improving Senior Fitness Test Scores Physical Activity and Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults Lifestyle Exercise Guidelines for Structured Exercise to Improve SFT Scores Exercises to Improve Strength, Flexibility, Agility, and Balance Summary Appendix A. Informed Consent and Assumption of Liability Appendix B. Medical Clearance Form Appendix C. Participant Instructions Before Assessment Appendix D. Scorecard Appendix E. Accident Report Form Appendix F. BMI Conversion Chart Appendix G. Station Signs for Posting Appendix H. Age-Group Percentile Norms Appendix I. Personal Profile Form Appendix J. Performance Charts Appendix K. Personal Goals and Activity Plans Appendix L. Activity Record Appendix M. Normal Range of Scores Appendix N. Functional Fitness Standards for Older Adults Appendix O. Measurement Conversions References Index About the Authors DVD menu Audiences: Resource for physical activity instructors working with older adults in fitness settings, including senior wellness centers, assisted living facilities, and retirement residences; also a text for university courses in fitness programming and exercise prescription for older adults. Author: Roberta E. Rikli, PhD C. Jessie Jones, PhD Click Image to Browse Print Catalog Page:

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