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Tsung-Min Hung ; Lin-Hsiang Chu ; Wan-Chan Chou ; Chin-Lung Fang ;Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2017, 26 1

Author: Shu-Shih Hsieh

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Revista de Psicología del Deporte ISSN: 1132-239X DPSSEC@ps.uib.es Universitat de les Illes Balears España Hsieh, Shu-Shih; Hung, Tsung-Min; Chu, Lin-Hsiang; Chou, Wan-Chan; Fang, Chin-Lung Working memory performance differentiated by physical functional capacity in lateadulthood Revista de Psicología del Deporte, vol.
26, núm.
1, 2017, pp.
61-69 Universitat de les Illes Balears Palma de Mallorca, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235149687006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2017 Vol.
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26, núm 1 pp 61-70 ISSN 1132-239X ISSNe 1988-5636 Universidad De Almería Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Working memory performance differentiated by physical functional capacity in late-adulthood Shu-Shih Hsieh6, Tsung-Min Hung, Lin-Hsiang Chu, Wan-Chan Chou and Chin-Lung Fang KEYWORDS: Sternberg paradigm, Six-minute Walking Test, executive function ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to examine whether working memory performance is differentiated by higher and lower physical functional capacities in the elderly.
Forty-six healthy, active older males aged 65-75 years were assigned into either a Higher-capacity group (HC group; n = 23) or Lower-capacity group (LC group; n = 23) based on the median split of their distance walked in the 6-min walking test, an assessment tool for physical functional capacity.
The Sternberg working memory paradigm was employed to measure working memory performance, where data on reaction times (RT) and response accuracy were collected as performance indices.
Results demonstrated that the HC group had faster RT compared with the LC group. No group difference in response accur...





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