The Effect of a Community-Based Fitness and Aerobic Exercise Program for Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335215
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Full-text
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Presentation
Title:
The Effect of a Community-Based Fitness and Aerobic Exercise Program for Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Author(s):
Chen, Shu-Chuan; Lin, Chiung-Hua; Wang, Ruenn-Ching; Ho, Hsueh-Jen; Chao, An-Na
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Shu-Chuan Chen, MSN, RN, sandra@mail.ntin.edu.tw; Chiung-Hua Lin, MSN, RN; Ruenn-Ching Wang, MSN, RN; Hsueh-Jen Ho, MSN, RN; An-Na Chao, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of study aimed to examine the effects of a fitness and aerobic exercise (FAE) on muscle strength, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness and balance in community-dwelling older adults. Methods: Participants F A sample of 64 older adults (aged_60+) was recruited from community centers. A prospective, single blind, randomized, controlled intervention trial was undertaken. The participants were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. Participants were randomized into intervention group (n=31) or control group (n=33). The intervention group underwent a fitness and aerobic exercise (FAE) program which designed for older adults to improve leg muscle strength, flexibility cardiorespiratory fitness, agility and balance training program. This is 1-hour session and twice per week for 8 weeks. The control group underwent a walking program. Measurement F Muscle strength (Chair stand test and Arm curl test), flexibility (Chair sit-and reach test and Back scratch test), cardiorespiratory fitness (2-minute step test), agility (8-foot up-and-go test) and balance (Gait balance). Results: At baseline both groups were well matched in their physical performance, health and activity levels. The intervention group had significantly more gains in leg and arm Muscle strength, balance and agility than controls. There were no significant trends for improvement on flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness. Conclusion: These findings indicate that participation in FAE program can improve muscle strength; balance and agility. The FAE program is a feasible and beneficial for improving physical conditions in older adults. FAE program may serve a good model of a community-based fitness program for improving health and preventing chronic conditions in community-dwelling older adults.
Keywords:
fitness and aerobic exercise program; health promotion; balance and agility
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST238
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Effect of a Community-Based Fitness and Aerobic Exercise Program for Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trialen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Shu-Chuanen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chiung-Huaen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ruenn-Chingen
dc.contributor.authorHo, Hsueh-Jenen
dc.contributor.authorChao, An-Naen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsShu-Chuan Chen, MSN, RN, sandra@mail.ntin.edu.tw; Chiung-Hua Lin, MSN, RN; Ruenn-Ching Wang, MSN, RN; Hsueh-Jen Ho, MSN, RN; An-Na Chao, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335215-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of study aimed to examine the effects of a fitness and aerobic exercise (FAE) on muscle strength, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness and balance in community-dwelling older adults. Methods: Participants F A sample of 64 older adults (aged_60+) was recruited from community centers. A prospective, single blind, randomized, controlled intervention trial was undertaken. The participants were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. Participants were randomized into intervention group (n=31) or control group (n=33). The intervention group underwent a fitness and aerobic exercise (FAE) program which designed for older adults to improve leg muscle strength, flexibility cardiorespiratory fitness, agility and balance training program. This is 1-hour session and twice per week for 8 weeks. The control group underwent a walking program. Measurement F Muscle strength (Chair stand test and Arm curl test), flexibility (Chair sit-and reach test and Back scratch test), cardiorespiratory fitness (2-minute step test), agility (8-foot up-and-go test) and balance (Gait balance). Results: At baseline both groups were well matched in their physical performance, health and activity levels. The intervention group had significantly more gains in leg and arm Muscle strength, balance and agility than controls. There were no significant trends for improvement on flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness. Conclusion: These findings indicate that participation in FAE program can improve muscle strength; balance and agility. The FAE program is a feasible and beneficial for improving physical conditions in older adults. FAE program may serve a good model of a community-based fitness program for improving health and preventing chronic conditions in community-dwelling older adults.en
dc.subjectfitness and aerobic exercise programen
dc.subjecthealth promotionen
dc.subjectbalance and agilityen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:47:06Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:47:06Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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