Sensorimotor peripheral nerve function and physical activity in older men

Brittney S. Lange-Maia, Jane A. Cauley, Anne B. Newman, Robert M. Boudreau, John M. Jakicic, Nancy W. Glynn, Sasa Zivkovic, Thuy Tien L. Dam, Paolo Caserotti, Peggy M. Cawthon, Eric S. Orwoll, Elsa S. Strotmeyer

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Abstract

We determined whether sensorimotor peripheral nerve (PN) function was associated with physical activity (PA) in older men. The Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study Pittsburgh, PA, site (n = 328, age 78.8 ± 4.7 years) conducted PN testing, including: peroneal motor and sural sensory nerve conduction (latencies, amplitudes: CMAP and SNAP for motor and sensory amplitude, respectively), 1.4g/10g monoflament (dorsum of the great toe), and neuropathy symptoms. ANOVA and multivariate linear regression modeled PN associations with PA (Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly [PASE] and SenseWear Armband). After multivariable adjustment, better motor latency was associated with higher PASE scores (160.5 ± 4.8 vs. 135.6 ± 6.7, p <.01). Those without versus with neuropathy symptoms had higher PASE scores (157.6 ± 5.3 vs. 132.9 ± 7.1, p <.01). Better versus worse SNAP was associated with slightly more daily vigorous activity (9.5 ± 0.8 vs. 7.3 ± 0.7, p =.05). Other PN measures were not associated with PA. Certain PN measures were associated with lower PA, suggesting a potential pathway for disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-566
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Motor peripheral nerve
  • Sensory peripheral nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Lange-Maia, B. S., Cauley, J. A., Newman, A. B., Boudreau, R. M., Jakicic, J. M., Glynn, N. W., Zivkovic, S., Dam, T. T. L., Caserotti, P., Cawthon, P. M., Orwoll, E. S., & Strotmeyer, E. S. (2016). Sensorimotor peripheral nerve function and physical activity in older men. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(4), 559-566. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2015-0207