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Early Detection of Disability and Health Promotion for Community-dwelling Elderly

2018-08-03 15:20:14 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study evaluates the effects of exercise intervention on muscle strength and walking speed for the community-dwelling elderly. Half of the participants will receive exercise training, while the other half will maintain their usual activities of daily living.

Description

Physical inactivity can result in physical frailty and sarcopenia. Physical frailty and sarcopenia are two common and mostly overlapping geriatric conditions, which may cause negative consequences of aging, such as disability, hospitalization and mortality.

Regular physical activity has been suggested to maintain or improve functional capacity and body composition, as well as delay aging process. Nevertheless, inactivity prevalence still significantly increases among older adults, especially those with a disability. One of the probable reasons is that the use of physical activities or exercise interventions is not tailored to the needs and capabilities of the elderly.

Study Design

Conditions

Elderly

Intervention

exercise training

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital

Results (where available)

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