The Effects of the Senior Elastic Band Exercise Program on the Functional Fitness of Community Aged Adults:'Transtheoretical Model

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601619
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Type:
Poster
Title:
The Effects of the Senior Elastic Band Exercise Program on the Functional Fitness of Community Aged Adults:'Transtheoretical Model
Author(s):
Yang, Hui-Ju; Chen, Kuei-Min; Wu, Hui-Chuan; Wang, Yueh-Chin; Huang, Hsin-Ting; Chang, Wen-Jane
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hui-Ju Yang, RN, yangleo5433@gmail.com; Kuei-Min Chen, RN; Hui-Chuan Wu, MSN, RN, RM; Yueh-Chin Wang, MS; Hsin-Ting Huang, ; Wen-Jane Chang, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: The TTM was applied in this study to promote behavioral change and test the effects of a group senior elastic band (SEB) exercise program on the functional fitness of aged community adults who were at the contemplation and preparation stages of behavioral change. Methods: A quasi-experimental design with pretest and posttests on two groups was used. Six senior activity centers from Southern Taiwan were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control groups using a lottery system. A total of 199 participants was recruited, and 169 participants completed the study (experimental group n = 84, control group n = 85). The SEB exercise program was conducted three times a week, 40 minutes per time for six months. The functional fitness (lung capacity, cardiopulmonary fitness, upper and lower body flexibility, upper limb muscle power, and lower limb muscle endurance) of the participants was collected at baseline and at three- and six- month of the intervention. Results: All of the functional fitness indicators had significant changes among pre-test and post-tests in the experimental group (p < .001). The experimental group had better performances than the control group in all of the functional fitness indicators after three months (p < .001) and six months of the SEB program intervention (p < .001). Conclusion: This study applied the contemplation and preparation stages of the TTM to provide participants with appropriate activity strategies. After the SEB program intervention, the functional fitness of the community aged adults improved significantly and they maintained exercising regularly for six months. Providing appropriate exercise prescriptions according to the various stages of behavior change can effectively facilitate regular exercise behaviors and enhance the functional fitness of aged adults.
Keywords:
Elastic Band; Functional fitness; Transtheoretical Model
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST282
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Effects of the Senior Elastic Band Exercise Program on the Functional Fitness of Community Aged Adults:'Transtheoretical Modelen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Hui-Juen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Kuei-Minen
dc.contributor.authorWu, Hui-Chuanen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yueh-Chinen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Hsin-Tingen
dc.contributor.authorChang, Wen-Janeen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsHui-Ju Yang, RN, yangleo5433@gmail.com; Kuei-Min Chen, RN; Hui-Chuan Wu, MSN, RN, RM; Yueh-Chin Wang, MS; Hsin-Ting Huang, ; Wen-Jane Chang, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601619-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: The TTM was applied in this study to promote behavioral change and test the effects of a group senior elastic band (SEB) exercise program on the functional fitness of aged community adults who were at the contemplation and preparation stages of behavioral change. Methods: A quasi-experimental design with pretest and posttests on two groups was used. Six senior activity centers from Southern Taiwan were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control groups using a lottery system. A total of 199 participants was recruited, and 169 participants completed the study (experimental group n = 84, control group n = 85). The SEB exercise program was conducted three times a week, 40 minutes per time for six months. The functional fitness (lung capacity, cardiopulmonary fitness, upper and lower body flexibility, upper limb muscle power, and lower limb muscle endurance) of the participants was collected at baseline and at three- and six- month of the intervention. Results: All of the functional fitness indicators had significant changes among pre-test and post-tests in the experimental group (p < .001). The experimental group had better performances than the control group in all of the functional fitness indicators after three months (p < .001) and six months of the SEB program intervention (p < .001). Conclusion: This study applied the contemplation and preparation stages of the TTM to provide participants with appropriate activity strategies. After the SEB program intervention, the functional fitness of the community aged adults improved significantly and they maintained exercising regularly for six months. Providing appropriate exercise prescriptions according to the various stages of behavior change can effectively facilitate regular exercise behaviors and enhance the functional fitness of aged adults.en
dc.subjectElastic Banden
dc.subjectFunctional fitnessen
dc.subjectTranstheoretical Modelen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:50:54Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:50:54Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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