2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159284
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of Exercise Mode on Functioning of Functionally Limited Older Adults
Abstract:
Effect of Exercise Mode on Functioning of Functionally Limited Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Topp, Robert, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Louisville
Title:Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Contact Address:SON, 555 South Floyd St., Louisville, KY, 40292, USA
Co-Authors:Debra Boardley, PhD, RD, Associate Professor; Amy Morgan, PhD, Assistant Professor; Mariane Fahlman; Nancy McNevin, PhD
The purpose of this completed study was to compare the functional ability of functionally limited older adults following 8 and 16 weeks of either strength, aerobic or a combination of strength and aerobic training with a non exercise control. 94 adults over age 65 exhibiting and claiming limited functional ability completed the 16-week protocol. These individuals were initially randomized into four groups including strength, aerobic or combined strength and aerobic exercise groups or a nonexercise control group. The strength group performed up to three sets of 12 repetitions of 11 resistance exercises. The aerobic group walked up to 45 minutes at a “moderate intensity”. The combined group performed a single set of each of the strength training exercises and walked up to 20 minutes. Each of the exercise groups documented 70% compliance with their respective exercise intervention which included three exercise session per week over 16 weeks. At baseline, 8 and 16 weeks following baseline all subjects completed six assessments of their functional ability including the number of arm curls with a barbell weight and sit-to-stand from a chair performed in 30 seconds and the fastest time to get down to and up from the floor and to ascend and descend a flight of stairs. Repeated measures using each individuals baseline measure as a covariate indicated that all three exercise intervention groups significantly improved their number of arm curls (14-19%) and sit-to-stands (17%) and reduced their time to get to the floor (15-17%) and time to ascend a flight of stairs (9-10%) (á=.05). The control group did not change any measure of functional ability over the duration of the study. These findings indicate that functionally limited older adults can improve their functional ability through a variety of modes of exercise.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of Exercise Mode on Functioning of Functionally Limited Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159284-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of Exercise Mode on Functioning of Functionally Limited Older Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Topp, Robert, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Louisville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor, Associate Dean for Research</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 555 South Floyd St., Louisville, KY, 40292, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Debra Boardley, PhD, RD, Associate Professor; Amy Morgan, PhD, Assistant Professor; Mariane Fahlman; Nancy McNevin, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this completed study was to compare the functional ability of functionally limited older adults following 8 and 16 weeks of either strength, aerobic or a combination of strength and aerobic training with a non exercise control. 94 adults over age 65 exhibiting and claiming limited functional ability completed the 16-week protocol. These individuals were initially randomized into four groups including strength, aerobic or combined strength and aerobic exercise groups or a nonexercise control group. The strength group performed up to three sets of 12 repetitions of 11 resistance exercises. The aerobic group walked up to 45 minutes at a &ldquo;moderate intensity&rdquo;. The combined group performed a single set of each of the strength training exercises and walked up to 20 minutes. Each of the exercise groups documented 70% compliance with their respective exercise intervention which included three exercise session per week over 16 weeks. At baseline, 8 and 16 weeks following baseline all subjects completed six assessments of their functional ability including the number of arm curls with a barbell weight and sit-to-stand from a chair performed in 30 seconds and the fastest time to get down to and up from the floor and to ascend and descend a flight of stairs. Repeated measures using each individuals baseline measure as a covariate indicated that all three exercise intervention groups significantly improved their number of arm curls (14-19%) and sit-to-stands (17%) and reduced their time to get to the floor (15-17%) and time to ascend a flight of stairs (9-10%) (&aacute;=.05). The control group did not change any measure of functional ability over the duration of the study. These findings indicate that functionally limited older adults can improve their functional ability through a variety of modes of exercise.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:52:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:52:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.