European Review of Aging and Physical Activity

ISSN: 1813-7253 (Print) 1861-6909 (Online)


EURAPA offers the scientific community in-depth literature reviews from distinguished scholars, meta-analytically based reviews, and introductory reviews for researchers and practitioners wishing to look beyond the borders of their specialization. Research approaches in the field of aging and physical activity emerge from several disciplines. A section of the journal is devoted to the work of novice researchers, who are invited to submit review papers. The scope of the EURAPA is broadly related to physical activity and aging in the biomedical as well as in behavioral sciences. EURAPA is an official publication of the European Group for Research into the Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA, journal provides a forum for the advancement of the knowledge and education across continental borders in aging and physical activity in the following different age and physical activity related areas:Theory and model development
- Biomedical Sciences
- Behavioral Sciences
Protective and therapeutical factors of physical activity
- Parameters
- Measurement
- Effects
Reviews and evaluation of exercise programs
- Quantitative evaluation
- Qualitative evaluation
- International, national and community programs
- Comparative reviews
Specific programs on fall prevention focusing topics such as
- Strength
- Balance
- Perceptual training
- Perceptual motor training
- Environmental stimuli and avoidance of falls
- Self-help after falls.
Therapeutical physical activity related to
- Pain reduction
- Osteoporosis
- Gait exercise
- Rehabilitation
Quality management of preventive and therapeutical programs
- Quantitative and qualitative criteria
- Process oriented quality management
- Structural and result orientation
Dwelling and residential area and physical, activity
- Construction
- Physical activity at home
- Physical activity outside
- Social networks
Critical life events and physical activity
- Family related
- Diseases related
Physical activity and psychological functioning
- Physical activity and depression (in clinical and non-clinical populations)
- Physical activity and cognition
- Physical activity and dementia (Alzheimer)
- Physical activity and self-concept
- Physical activity and quality of life
- Motivation to physical activityThese topics can also be extended to related fields and e.g. reviews of the biomechanical and technological developments which contribute to assessing and increasing the physical activity level of the elderly or contribute to increase security of frail and older adults at risk. Some of these topics are adequate for special issues of EURAPA which are planned. Guest editors will be invited  but  can also apply for a guest editorship.

9 Volumes 17 Issues 140 Articles available from 2006 - 2014

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