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Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 310610, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/310610
Research Article

Assessing Physical Performance in Centenarians: Norms and an Extended Scale from the Georgia Centenarian Study

1Department of Kinesiology, Department of Health Promotion & Behavior, Institute of Gerontology and Ramsey Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-6554, USA
2Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
3Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
4University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

Received 13 February 2010; Revised 27 June 2010; Accepted 20 August 2010

Academic Editor: Donald Craig Willcox

Copyright © 2010 M. Elaine Cress et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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