Evaluation of an Exercise Evaluation Program for Older Adults in a Residential Setting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159992
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of an Exercise Evaluation Program for Older Adults in a Residential Setting
Abstract:
Evaluation of an Exercise Evaluation Program for Older Adults in a Residential Setting
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Shin, Juh Hyun, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Contact Address:, Iowa city, IA, 52246, USA
Co-Authors:J. Specht, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
It is estimated that 5 % of the elderly population in the U.S. live in a residential setting and this percent continues to grow. Transitioning into residential settings makes elders experience significant challenges. As a device to improve the overall function and quality of life, exercise has been implemented for many years. Many studies reported that exercise has been shown to be beneficial to elders not only in improving their overall strength but also in decreasing mortality and mortality. Especially in the studies which were done in a long term care facility, the majority of studies showed that exercise programs improved function for elderly residents. The purpose was to examine the effectiveness of exercise program for the elderly in residential settings. A longitudinal design, one group pretest- 3 posttest design, was used in this study. The sample were 34 persons age 65 or over living in residential, assisted living, or a nursing home participating in the structured exercise programs of the United Presbyterian Home, Washington, Iowa from July/2003 to January/2005. For the purpose of supplying the residents with the tools to maintain or improve physical activity, independence and the lifestyles, the wellness and fitness center at United Presbyterian Home provides a wide variety of user friendly equipment with many options to meet members' needs and goals whenever the residents want. To examine the degree of improvements for the participants of exercise programs, the fitness director has recorded the attendance and time and tested every 6 month by using Senior Fitness Test. There were no differences between age groups. The scores of 8-ft-up-and-go, arm curl, chair stand, and sit and reach tests had improved over time (time effect). The scores between female and male were different in the six minute walk test and chair sit-and-reach test. There were certain differences in test scores between those who have 3 or less than 3 medications and those who have more than 3 medications. The major strength of the exercise program should be based on their individualized own needs, schedule and interests. It needs for investing of hiring fitness directors in long term care settings. Future studies to develop customized exercise protocols are required.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of an Exercise Evaluation Program for Older Adults in a Residential Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159992-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of an Exercise Evaluation Program for Older Adults in a Residential Setting</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shin, Juh Hyun, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Iowa city, IA, 52246, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">juh-shin@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Specht, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">It is estimated that 5 % of the elderly population in the U.S. live in a residential setting and this percent continues to grow. Transitioning into residential settings makes elders experience significant challenges. As a device to improve the overall function and quality of life, exercise has been implemented for many years. Many studies reported that exercise has been shown to be beneficial to elders not only in improving their overall strength but also in decreasing mortality and mortality. Especially in the studies which were done in a long term care facility, the majority of studies showed that exercise programs improved function for elderly residents. The purpose was to examine the effectiveness of exercise program for the elderly in residential settings. A longitudinal design, one group pretest- 3 posttest design, was used in this study. The sample were 34 persons age 65 or over living in residential, assisted living, or a nursing home participating in the structured exercise programs of the United Presbyterian Home, Washington, Iowa from July/2003 to January/2005. For the purpose of supplying the residents with the tools to maintain or improve physical activity, independence and the lifestyles, the wellness and fitness center at United Presbyterian Home provides a wide variety of user friendly equipment with many options to meet members' needs and goals whenever the residents want. To examine the degree of improvements for the participants of exercise programs, the fitness director has recorded the attendance and time and tested every 6 month by using Senior Fitness Test. There were no differences between age groups. The scores of 8-ft-up-and-go, arm curl, chair stand, and sit and reach tests had improved over time (time effect). The scores between female and male were different in the six minute walk test and chair sit-and-reach test. There were certain differences in test scores between those who have 3 or less than 3 medications and those who have more than 3 medications. The major strength of the exercise program should be based on their individualized own needs, schedule and interests. It needs for investing of hiring fitness directors in long term care settings. Future studies to develop customized exercise protocols are required.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:31:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:31:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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