Journal of Aging Research

Mobility and Aging: Transference to Transportation


Publishing date
15 Jun 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Dec 2010

1Center for Research on Health and Aging, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL, USA

2Coordinating Center CDC Healthy Aging Research Network, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

3Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA


Mobility and Aging: Transference to Transportation

Description

As emphasized in the WHO's ICF classification system (International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health), mobility is a critical component to physical and mental health and independence among older adults. Mobility includes but is not limited to transference, basic ambulation, and walking, and limited mobility is associated with sarcopenia, decubitus ulcers, falls, fractures, increased BMI, and isolation/loss of social interaction. The antecedents and corollaries of loss of mobility are often mutable and environmental, and assistive technology can compensate for mobility impairment.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to identify advances in our understanding on how to prevent or minimize the impact of mobility loss in older populations, and, where possible, the expansion of mobility. We invite manuscripts that approach mobility at any ecological level from the individual to policy as well as those ranging from basic science application to community practice. We also invite submissions from traditional aging-related professions such as gerontology, geriatrics, and social work as well as nontraditional professions such as architecture, urban planning, and transportation engineering. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in the clinical measurement of mobility through the ICF and other tools
  • Underlying biologic causes and/or risk factors associated with loss of mobility
  • Advances in assistive devices and technology to promote mobility
  • Environmental factors associated with restriction/promotion of mobility
  • Public health and policy initiatives promoting mobility
  • Epidemiology of mobility
  • Evidence-based interventions that promote mobility

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jar/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 392751
  • - Editorial

Mobility and Aging: Transference to Transportation

Thomas R. Prohaska | Lynda A. Anderson | ... | Basia Belza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 759158
  • - Research Article

Shut-In? Impact of Chronic Conditions on Community Participation Restriction among Older Adults

Kristina A. Theis | Sylvia E. Furner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 138931
  • - Review Article

Ensuring Mobility-Supporting Environments for an Aging Population: Critical Actors and Collaborations

Chris S. Kochtitzky | Amy L. Freeland | Irene H. Yen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 816106
  • - Review Article

The Urban Built Environment and Mobility in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Review

Andrea L. Rosso | Amy H. Auchincloss | Yvonne L. Michael
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 708510
  • - Review Article

Physical Activity Among Persons Aging with Mobility Disabilities: Shaping a Research Agenda

Dori E. Rosenberg | Charles H. Bombardier | ... | Basia Belza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 369894
  • - Research Article

Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Disability and Functional Limitation among Elderly Rural Population in Nigeria

I. S. Abdulraheem | A. R. Oladipo | M. O. Amodu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 918782
  • - Review Article

Driving into the Sunset: Supporting Cognitive Functioning in Older Drivers

Mark S. Young | David Bunce
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 430802
  • - Review Article

Cognitive Speed of Processing Training Can Promote Community Mobility among Older Adults: A Brief Review

Melissa L. O'Connor | Elizabeth M. Hudak | Jerri D. Edwards
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 898672
  • - Case Report

Federally Qualified Health Centers Minimize the Impact of Loss of Frequency and Independence of Movement in Older Adult Patients through Access to Transportation Services

Krystal Elaine Knight
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 867341
  • - Research Article

Older Adults' Perceptions of Clinical Fall Prevention Programs: A Qualitative Study

Rebecca Calhoun | Hendrika Meischke | ... | Elizabeth A. Phelan
Journal of Aging Research
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