Teresa Liu-Ambrose

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Older fallers with poor working memory overestimate their postural limits
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1335-40. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Falls-related self-efficacy is independently associated with balance and mobility in older women with low bone mass
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Suite 211 2150 Western Parkway, Vancouver, Canada, V6T 1V6
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:832-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Executive function is independently associated with performances of balance and mobility in community-dwelling older adults after mild stroke: implications for falls prevention
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    UBC Bone Health Research Group, Center for Hip Health, BC Women s Hospital and Health Center Osteoporosis Program, Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada
    Cerebrovasc Dis 23:203-10. 2007
  4. pmc Physical activity as a mediator of the impact of chronic conditions on quality of life in older adults
    Richard Sawatzky
    Nursing Department, Trinity Western University, 7600 Langley, British Columbia, V2Y 1Y1, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:68. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Self-efficacy is independently associated with brain volume in older women
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute VCHRI, 357 2647 Willow Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Age Ageing 41:495-501. 2012
  6. pmc An economic evaluation of resistance training and aerobic training versus balance and toning exercises in older adults with mild cognitive impairment
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e63031. 2013
  7. pmc Changes in executive functions and self-efficacy are independently associated with improved usual gait speed in older women
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 10:25. 2010
  8. pmc Resistance training and executive functions: a 12-month randomized controlled trial
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    BrainResearch Centre, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Research Institute, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia 357 2647 Willow St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3P1, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 170:170-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Otago home-based strength and balance retraining improves executive functioning in older fallers: a randomized controlled trial
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1821-30. 2008
  10. pmc Feasibility of a 6-month exercise and recreation program to improve executive functioning and memory in individuals with chronic stroke
    Debbie Rand
    University of British Columbia and Rehab Research Lab, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:722-9. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Older fallers with poor working memory overestimate their postural limits
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1335-40. 2008
    ..To compare the accuracy of perceived postural limits between older fallers with good working memory and those with poor working memory...
  2. ncbi request reprint Falls-related self-efficacy is independently associated with balance and mobility in older women with low bone mass
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Suite 211 2150 Western Parkway, Vancouver, Canada, V6T 1V6
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:832-8. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Executive function is independently associated with performances of balance and mobility in community-dwelling older adults after mild stroke: implications for falls prevention
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    UBC Bone Health Research Group, Center for Hip Health, BC Women s Hospital and Health Center Osteoporosis Program, Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada
    Cerebrovasc Dis 23:203-10. 2007
    ..e. performances of balance and mobility) could enhance future interventions that aim to prevent falls and to promote an independent lifestyle among stroke survivors...
  4. pmc Physical activity as a mediator of the impact of chronic conditions on quality of life in older adults
    Richard Sawatzky
    Nursing Department, Trinity Western University, 7600 Langley, British Columbia, V2Y 1Y1, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:68. 2007
    ..We examined whether physical activity mediates the relationship between different chronic conditions and several health outcomes that are important to the quality of life of older adults...
  5. doi request reprint Self-efficacy is independently associated with brain volume in older women
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute VCHRI, 357 2647 Willow Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Age Ageing 41:495-501. 2012
    ..Evidence suggests that personality variables are risk factors for reduced brain volume. We examine whether falls-related self-efficacy is independently associated with brain volume...
  6. pmc An economic evaluation of resistance training and aerobic training versus balance and toning exercises in older adults with mild cognitive impairment
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e63031. 2013
    ..Thus, we estimated the incremental cost-effectiveness of resistance training or aerobic training compared with balance and tone exercises in terms of changes in executive cognitive function among senior women with probable MCI...
  7. pmc Changes in executive functions and self-efficacy are independently associated with improved usual gait speed in older women
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 10:25. 2010
    ..Thus, we examined the independent association of change in executive functions and change in falls-related self-efficacy with improved gait speed among community-dwelling senior women...
  8. pmc Resistance training and executive functions: a 12-month randomized controlled trial
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    BrainResearch Centre, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Research Institute, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia 357 2647 Willow St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3P1, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 170:170-8. 2010
    ..We compared the effect of once-weekly and twice-weekly resistance training with that of twice-weekly balance and tone exercise training on the performance of executive cognitive functions in senior women...
  9. doi request reprint Otago home-based strength and balance retraining improves executive functioning in older fallers: a randomized controlled trial
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1821-30. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Feasibility of a 6-month exercise and recreation program to improve executive functioning and memory in individuals with chronic stroke
    Debbie Rand
    University of British Columbia and Rehab Research Lab, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:722-9. 2010
    ..Physical activity is beneficial for improving cognitive function in healthy older adults. However, research results on the benefits of physical activity on cognitive performance after stroke are limited...
  11. pmc Physical activity improves verbal and spatial memory in older adults with probable mild cognitive impairment: a 6-month randomized controlled trial
    Lindsay S Nagamatsu
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia UBC, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Aging Res 2013:861893. 2013
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  12. pmc Resistance and agility training reduce fall risk in women aged 75 to 85 with low bone mass: a 6-month randomized, controlled trial
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Bone Health Research Group, British Columbia Women s Hospital and Health Center Osteoporosis Program and Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:657-65. 2004
    ..To compare the effectiveness of group resistance and agility-training programs in reducing fall risk in community-dwelling older women with low bone mass...
  13. pmc Exploration of the association between quality of life, assessed by the EQ-5D and ICECAP-O, and falls risk, cognitive function and daily function, in older adults with mobility impairments
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, The University of British Columbia, Research Pavilion, 7th Floor, 828 West 10th Avenue, V5Z 1M9, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 12:65. 2012
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  14. pmc The association between cognitive function and white matter lesion location in older adults: a systematic review
    Niousha Bolandzadeh
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, 212 2177 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Neurol 12:126. 2012
    ..This review systematically evaluates peer-reviewed evidence on the role of anatomical location in the association between WMLs and cognitive function...
  15. pmc Promotion of the mind through exercise (PROMoTE): a proof-of-concept randomized controlled trial of aerobic exercise training in older adults with vascular cognitive impairment
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Neurol 10:14. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Dual-task gait performance among community-dwelling senior women: the role of balance confidence and executive functions
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1M9
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:975-82. 2009
    ..It is unclear currently which specific executive processes are most relevant to dual-task gait performance and whether "balance confidence" is independently associated with dual-task gait performance...
  17. doi request reprint A multistate model of cognitive dynamics in relation to resistance training: the contribution of baseline function
    Nader Fallah
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 23:463-8. 2013
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  18. pmc Change in body fat mass is independently associated with executive functions in older women: a secondary analysis of a 12-month randomized controlled trial
    Elizabeth Dao
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e52831. 2013
    ..To investigate the independent contribution of change in sub-total body fat and lean mass to cognitive performance, specifically the executive processes of selective attention and conflict resolution, in community-dwelling older women...
  19. doi request reprint Emerging concept: 'central benefit model' of exercise in falls prevention
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Br J Sports Med 47:115-7. 2013
    ..The authors propose that improved cognitive function - specifically, executive functions - and associated functional plasticity may be an important yet underappreciated mechanism by which the exercise reduces falls in older adults...
  20. doi request reprint Resistance training and functional plasticity of the aging brain: a 12-month randomized controlled trial
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    The Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1690-8. 2012
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  21. ncbi request reprint HipWatch: osteoporosis investigation and treatment after a hip fracture: a 6-month randomized controlled trial
    Jennifer C Davis
    University of British Columbia, Center for Hip Health, David Strangway Building, Suite 320 5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z3
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:888-91. 2007
    ..We aimed to determine whether a novel Patient Empowerment and Physician Alerting (PEPA) intervention would improve the proportion of seniors who were investigated and treated for osteoporosis after hip fracture...
  22. pmc Functional neural correlates of reduced physiological falls risk
    Lindsay S Nagamatsu
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
    Behav Brain Funct 7:37. 2011
    ..If these are related, it would suggest that the development of interventions targeted at improving executive neurocognitive function would be an effective new approach for reducing physiological falls risk in seniors...
  23. doi request reprint Sustained economic benefits of resistance training in community-dwelling senior women
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1232-7. 2011
    ..To determine whether the health and cost benefits of resistance training were sustained 12 months after formal cessation of the intervention...
  24. ncbi request reprint Older women with osteoporosis have increased postural sway and weaker quadriceps strength than counterparts with normal bone mass: overlooked determinants of fracture risk?
    Teresa Liu-Ambrose
    School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M862-6. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare 3 established fall risk factors between these 2 groups of women...
  25. ncbi request reprint School-based physical activity does not compromise children's academic performance
    Yasmin Ahamed
    Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:371-6. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Optimizing results from pQCT: reliability of operator-dependent pQCT variables in cadavers and humans with low bone mass
    Maureen C Ashe
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, and British Columbia Women s and Children s Hospital, BC, Canada
    J Clin Densitom 8:335-40. 2005
    ..These results provide a foundation for recommending scan acquisition and analysis options for patients with low bone mass...
  27. pmc The independent contribution of executive functions to health related quality of life in older women
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute VCHRI, 301 2647 Willow Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 3P1, Canada
    BMC Geriatr 10:16. 2010
    ..We calculated QALYs from the EQ-5D administered at baseline, 6 months and 12 months...
  28. pmc A comparison of the ICECAP-O with EQ-5D in a falls prevention clinical setting: are they complements or substitutes?
    Jennifer C Davis
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, The University of British Columbia, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9, Canada
    Qual Life Res 22:969-77. 2013
    ..Our research explored whether two preference-based outcome measures (EuroQol EQ-5D and ICECAP-O) are complements or substitutes in the context of the Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic for seniors...
  29. doi request reprint Failing bodies: body image and multiple chronic conditions in later life
    Laura Hurd Clarke
    School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Qual Health Res 18:1084-95. 2008
    ..We discuss how the participants view their bodies as both aesthetic and instrumental entities and how gender norms and discourses of successful aging and healthism shape their body evaluations...