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Titolo:
Exercise - It's never too late: The Strong-for-Life program
Autore:
Jette, AM; Lachman, M; Giorgetti, MM; Assmann, SF; Harris, BA; Levenson, C; Wernick, M; Krebs, D;
Indirizzi:
Boston Univ, Sargent Coll Allied Hlth Profess, Boston, MA 02215 USA BostonUniv Boston MA USA 02215 Allied Hlth Profess, Boston, MA 02215 USA Brandeis Univ, Waltham, MA 02254 USA Brandeis Univ Waltham MA USA 02254Brandeis Univ, Waltham, MA 02254 USA New England Res Inst, Watertown, MA 02172 USA New England Res Inst Watertown MA USA 02172 Inst, Watertown, MA 02172 USA Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Inst Hlth Profess, Boston, MA 02114 USA Massachusetts Gen Hosp Boston MA USA 02114 Profess, Boston, MA 02114 USA
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 89, anno: 1999,
pagine: 66 - 72
SICI:
0090-0036(199901)89:1<66:E-INTL>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL; MODERATE-INTENSITY EXERCISE; OLDER ADULTS; PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY; ELDERLY PEOPLE; TAI-CHI; STRENGTH; HEALTH; WOMEN; DISEASE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
41
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Jette, AM Boston,Univ, Sargent Coll Allied Hlth Profess, 635 Commonwealth Ave, Boston Boston Univ 635 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA USA 02215 Ave, Boston
Citazione:
A.M. Jette et al., "Exercise - It's never too late: The Strong-for-Life program", AM J PUB HE, 89(1), 1999, pp. 66-72

Abstract

Objectives. This investigation determined whether an in-home resistance training program achieved health benefits in older adults with disabilities. Methods. A randomized controlled trial compared the effects of assigning 215 older persons to either a home-based resistance exercise training group or a waiting list control group. Assessments were conducted at baseline andat 3 and 6 months following randomization. The program consisted of videotaped exercise routines performed with elastic bands of varying thickness. Results. High rates of exercise adherence were achieved, with 89% of the recommended exercise sessions performed over 6 months. Relative to controls,subjects who participated in the program achieved statistically significant lower extremity strength improvements of 6% to 12%, a 20% improvement in tandem gait, and a 15% to 18% reduction in physical and overall disability at the 6-month follow-up. No adverse health effects were encountered. Conclusions. These findings provide important evidence that home-based resistance exercise programs designed for older persons with disabilities holdpromise as an effective public health strategy.

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