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Kathleen Williams

Dr. Williams joined the faculty at UNCG in 1988. Her research focuses on issues of balance and mobility in older adults. Completed investigations have examined the impact of low intensity physical activity interventions on self confidence and balance abilities of older adults and dual task performance (simultaneous walking and talking) by older adults. Dr. Williams is a Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology. She was Editor in Chief of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 2005-2009.

There are 13 included publications by Kathleen Williams :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Age Differences on a Coincident Anticipation Task: influence of Stereotypic or "Preferred" Movement Speed 1985 1031 Two experiments were performed as an initial attempt to explain age related limitations in response accuracy on a coincident anticipation task. Five- to 9-year-old boys and adult males participated in each experiment. They made horizontal arm movemen...
Age, Gender, and Flexibility Differences in Tennis Sewing Among Experienced Older Adults 1995 794 This study examined tennis serving in older adult tennis players. Twentytwo older adults, divided into younger and older halves, were videotaped serving five "first" serves. Dominant shoulder flexibility also was measured. From the videotape, serv...
Development of the Concept of Middleness in Children: Response Time and Complexity 1993 251 24 boys and 16 girls ages 4 through 7 years were tested on an apparatus that required children to select the middle of 3, 5, 7, or 9 stimulus lights when arranged adjacent to one another and when spaced symmetrically or asymmetrically. Analysis indic...
Developmental Sequences for the Vertical Cradle in Lacrosse: An Exploratory Study 1997 978 Developmental sequences for the vertical cradle were hypothesized and tested using a prelongitudinal screening technique to determine comprehensiveness and developmental accuracy. Fifty-one 10- to 13-year-old children were videotaped as they ran a...
Differences in Developmental Movement Patterns Used by Active Versus Sedentary Middle-aged Adults Coming fiom a Supine Position to Erect Stance 1992 926 The purpose of this study was twofold.. (1) to further validate categories for the movement pattern of supine to standing in adults and (2) to evaluate the influence physical activity might have on the movement patterns used for rising.' Seventy-two ...
Force and Accuracy Throws by Older Adult Performers 1993 479 Older adults threw tennis balls for force and accuracy to examine their adaptability to different task demands. Twenty-one (13 women, 8 men) participants were videotaped as they performed five force and five accuracy throws. The developmental leve...
Force and Accuracy Throws by Older Adults: II 1996 351 Older adults were tested to clarify findings of an earlier examination of movement responses to shifting task requirements (Williams et al., 1993). Eleven participants (average age = 77 years) were evaluated on form and velocity as they performed ...
A Home-Based Intervention to Improve Balance, Gait and Self-Confidence in Older Adults 2002 473 The effects of a low- to moderate-intensity balance program for older adults emphasizing self-efficacy information were examined. Participants were assigned to an exercise group with a self-efficacy intervention or as exercise-only controls. Efficacy...
A home-based intervention to improve balance, gait and self-confidence in older women. 2001 876 Much of the current research focusing on the physical function of the elderly involves closely monitored interventions in group settings. Although home-based programs might be more appropriate for many older adults, little research is available. In t...
Physical activity and psychological well- being in older women. 1997 1393 Physical activity clearly has benefits for the health and well-being of women and men of all ages, and activity may well be particularly beneficial for older individuals. Physical gains and health benefits of activity are well documented, and physica...
Sensory Training Effects on Obstacle Avoidance in Healthy Older Adults 2004 488 The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a five-day balance training program on obstacle avoidance measures in a group of healthy older adults. A 2 × 3 repeated measures MANOVA revealed no significant differences between three gr...
Stair Climbing in Young Boys: A Longitudinal Study 1994 1743 This longitudinal investigation examined the shift from use of a marking time to an alternating stepping pattern by young children. A set of twin males was videotaped between ages 37 and 46 months climbing stairs of 3.8-17.8 cm height. One boy beg...
The Temporal Structure of the Forward Roll: Inter- and Intra-Limb Coordination 1987 350 Investigations of the temporal structure of actions like walking, running, and hopping have given us information about movement's underlying structure. 'Rules' governing the timing of these cyclic, repetitive skills might be similar to those found fo...