Development and Evaluation of a Senior-Tailored Elastic Band Exercise Program

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243519
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Evaluation of a Senior-Tailored Elastic Band Exercise Program
Author(s):
Chen, Kuei-Min; Li, Chun-Huw; Lin, Ya-Ping; Tseng, Wei-Shyuan; Huang, Hsin-Ting
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Chen, Kuei-Min, PhD, RN, kmc@kmu.edu.tw; Li, Chun-Huw, RN, MS; Lin, Ya-Ping, BS; Tseng, Wei-Shyuan, BS; Huang, Hsin-Ting, BS;
Abstract:
Purpose: Elastic band exercise is recognized as a safe and effective strategy to improve muscle strength and power and increase the ability of seniors to perform functional tasks. This study aimed to: 1) develop a tailored elastic band exercise program for seniors, 2) to evaluate its feasibility for seniors, and 3) to determine appropriate elastic band exercise frequencies and preferences of seniors. 

Methods: This study had two phases. In Phase I, 11 professional experts were consulted to develop the Senior Elastic Band (SEB) exercise program. They responded to detailed description and demonstrations of the program contained on both a hard copy and a DVD. In Phase II, 20 seniors were interviewed for their feedback on the SEB after participating in one month of instructor-led SEB group practice. Both quantitative and qualitative strategies were included in the program evaluation. 

Results: The experts were fairly consistent in evaluating the SEB for its simplicity, safety, suitability, and helpfulness. The participants rated the SEB highly and commented that the program was feasible, safe, suitable, and helpful. They also suggested practicing SEB three times per week for 60 minutes per session in a large group of 20 to 29 people.

Conclusion: Based on the feedback from the experts and the seniors, the final SEB included three phases with 20 movements. The program took 40 minutes to complete. Since the program is fairly accepted by this group of seniors, it could be considered to be used as a complementary health practice for seniors. The beneficial effects of the SEB should be further tested in a large random sample of community seniors before it is disseminated internationally.

Keywords:
Program development and evaluation; Aged; Complementary health practice
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDevelopment and Evaluation of a Senior-Tailored Elastic Band Exercise Programen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Kuei-Minen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Chun-Huwen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Ya-Pingen
dc.contributor.authorTseng, Wei-Shyuanen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Hsin-Tingen
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsChen, Kuei-Min, PhD, RN, kmc@kmu.edu.tw; Li, Chun-Huw, RN, MS; Lin, Ya-Ping, BS; Tseng, Wei-Shyuan, BS; Huang, Hsin-Ting, BS;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243519-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>Elastic band exercise is recognized as a safe and effective strategy to improve muscle strength and power and increase the ability of seniors to perform functional tasks. This study aimed to: 1) develop a tailored elastic band exercise program for seniors, 2) to evaluate its feasibility for seniors, and 3) to determine appropriate elastic band exercise frequencies and preferences of seniors.&nbsp; <p><b>Methods: </b>This study had two phases. In Phase I, 11 professional experts were consulted to develop the Senior Elastic Band (SEB) exercise program. They responded to detailed description and demonstrations of the program contained on both a hard copy and a DVD. In Phase II, 20 seniors were interviewed for their feedback on the SEB after participating in one month of instructor-led SEB group practice. Both quantitative and qualitative strategies were included in the program evaluation.&nbsp; <p><b>Results: </b>The experts were fairly consistent in evaluating the SEB for its simplicity, safety, suitability, and helpfulness. The participants rated the SEB highly and commented that the program was feasible, safe, suitable, and helpful. They also suggested practicing SEB three times per week for 60 minutes per session in a large group of 20 to 29 people. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Based on the feedback from the experts and the seniors, the final SEB included three phases with 20 movements. The program took 40 minutes to complete. Since the program is fairly accepted by this group of seniors, it could be considered to be used as a complementary health practice for seniors. The beneficial effects of the SEB should be further tested in a large random sample of community seniors before it is disseminated internationally.en
dc.subjectProgram development and evaluationen
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectComplementary health practiceen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:23:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:23:25Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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