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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154825
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Exercise Program for Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwan
Abstract:
An Exercise Program for Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Chen, Tzu-Chun Che, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Tainan Hospital
Title:RN
Co-Authors:Su-Hsien Chang PhD, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor
Wen-Chen Lee MS, Assistant Research Scientist
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a theory-based exercise program aimed at improving physical fitness among community dowelling elders in Taiwan. This is a single group, pre-post test study. Fifty community dowelling elders were recruited from a community located in southern Taiwan. Subjects received 50 minutes, twice/week exercise program for 10 weeks. The exercise program was developed based on Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory. Activities of the exercise program included performance accomplishment, vicarious experiences, and verbal persuasion. Strategies used to recognize the performance accomplishment included: 1) a leader of exercise program and elders exercise together for twice/week, and 2) a leader of exercise program provided a positive feedback if elders perform continue exercise. Strategies for vicarious experiences included: having staff and resident observe and discuss another resident?s success in enhancing a self-care activity. Strategy of verbal persuasion was: staff provide verbal encouragement for efforts to do self-care activities. Results of the study showed that there were statistical significant improved in single left leg and right leg standing with eyes opened, lower body strength, and exercise self-efficacy (p < 0.05). The left and right shoulders extension (degree), get-up-and-go (seconds), functional reach (cm), and sleep quality showed not statistical improved (p > 0.05). In conclusion, the results of this study provide important information for health promotion designer to plan exercise program for community dowelling elders. Key words: exercise, elders, community
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Exercise Program for Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154825-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Exercise Program for Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Tzu-Chun Che, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tainan Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jing-jung@yahoo.com.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Su-Hsien Chang PhD, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor<br/>Wen-Chen Lee MS, Assistant Research Scientist</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a theory-based exercise program aimed at improving physical fitness among community dowelling elders in Taiwan. This is a single group, pre-post test study. Fifty community dowelling elders were recruited from a community located in southern Taiwan. Subjects received 50 minutes, twice/week exercise program for 10 weeks. The exercise program was developed based on Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory. Activities of the exercise program included performance accomplishment, vicarious experiences, and verbal persuasion. Strategies used to recognize the performance accomplishment included: 1) a leader of exercise program and elders exercise together for twice/week, and 2) a leader of exercise program provided a positive feedback if elders perform continue exercise. Strategies for vicarious experiences included: having staff and resident observe and discuss another resident?s success in enhancing a self-care activity. Strategy of verbal persuasion was: staff provide verbal encouragement for efforts to do self-care activities. Results of the study showed that there were statistical significant improved in single left leg and right leg standing with eyes opened, lower body strength, and exercise self-efficacy (p &lt; 0.05). The left and right shoulders extension (degree), get-up-and-go (seconds), functional reach (cm), and sleep quality showed not statistical improved (p &gt; 0.05). In conclusion, the results of this study provide important information for health promotion designer to plan exercise program for community dowelling elders.&nbsp;Key words: exercise, elders, community</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:18:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:18:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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