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This feasibility study investigates if frail elderly and hospitalized patients are able to perform unsupervised elastic band exercises as a supplement to their usual supervised physiotherapy sessions and how much training they perform during their hospitalization. It is also investigated how the frail elderly and the health personnel experiences the unsupervised elastic band exercises.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Elastic Band Exercises
Aalborg University Hospital
North Region Denmark
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-03-09T03:08:22-0500
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A type of CARTILAGE whose matrix contains ELASTIC FIBERS and elastic lamellae, in addition to the normal components of HYALINE CARTILAGE matrix. Elastic cartilage is found in the EXTERNAL EAR; EUSTACHIAN TUBE; EPIGLOTTIS; and LARYNX.
Connective tissue comprised chiefly of elastic fibers. Elastic fibers have two components: ELASTIN and MICROFIBRILS.
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