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Flanagan Sean P - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal single-cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the time course of performance adaptations during a postsurgical exercise intervention following a single-level microdiscectomy. BACKGROUND: Patients with a recent history of lumbar microdiscectomy are functionally limited, weak, have compromised paraspinal musculature, and benefit from an exercise program. METHODS: Patients (n = ...
Chen Pei-Ying - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients face a relatively high risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. A healthy lifestyle facilitated by participation in a regular exercise regimen may prevent or retard conditions commonly associated with CKD, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. PURPOSE: This study examined the effect of a ...
Williams David M DM Department of Community Health, Brown University Program in Public Health, Providence, RI 02912, - - 2010
Previous randomized controlled trials have not supported moderate intensity exercise as an efficacious adjunct to smoking cessation treatments for women; however, compliance with exercise programs in these studies has been poor. The purpose of this pilot study was to estimate the effects of moderate intensity exercise on smoking cessation outcomes ...
Mujica Verónica - - 2010
About 29% of the adult population of Talca, Chile, suffers from the metabolic syndrome (MS), a value higher than the national prevalence. Evidence indicates that exercise and nutritional changes reduce the predominance of this syndrome. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of a structured interventional program ...
Piva Sara R - - 2010
Patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have impaired balance and movement control. Exercise interventions have not targeted these impairments in this population. The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine the feasibility of applying a balance exercise program in patients with TKA, (2) to investigate whether a functional training ...
Dereli Elif E - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of a physiotherapist-supervised exercise programme in an exercise unit and self-supervised home exercise programme on quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Assessor-blinded, quasi-randomized trial (alternate allocation). SETTING: An outpatient exercise unit; home settings. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, Hoehn & ...
Evangelista Lorraine S - - 2010
There is limited research to support the effect of exercise adherence on clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). This secondary analysis was conducted on the intervention arm of an exercise training study in patients with HF to assess whether adherence and the dose of treatment exposure were associated ...
Maddali-Bongi S - - 2011
In Systemic Sclerosis (SSc), face involvement causes functional loss as well as aesthetic changes and loss of the self-image. The aim of the work is to evaluate the efficacy of a rehabilitation program based on the combination of Kabat's technique, connective massage and kinesitherapy specifically conceived for the face of ...
Ingram Carolyn - - 2010
To describe women's perceptions of a home-based exercise intervention in which they participated while receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Participants were 8 women who were involved in a home-based exercise program while receiving 24 weeks of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. They were asked about their exercise program every ...
Nonoyama Mika L - - 2010
Evaluate the feasibility of implementing a combined in-hospital and home-based exercise program in older hemodialysis (HD) patients. A prospective longitudinal 12-week pilot study. A university hospital HD unit and patients' homes. A convenience sample of nine older (>55 years) patients undergoing HD. An individualized exercise program performed on HD days ...
Elbe A-M - - 2010
This study explores whether inactive individuals can experience flow, a rewarding, psychological state, during an exercise intervention and if there are differences according to the type of intervention they perform. Furthermore, the study investigates if experiencing flow is connected to physiological improvements attained during the exercise intervention. The 12- to ...
Mulvany Ruth - - 2010
BACKGROUND: People with bleeding disorders may develop severe arthritis due to joint hemorrhages. Exercise is recommended for people with bleeding disorders, but guidelines are vague and few studies document efficacy. In this study, 65% of people with bleeding disorders surveyed reported participating in minimal exercise, and 50% indicated a fear ...
Izquierdo Roberto - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We examine the changes in waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) in older adults enrolled in a diabetes telemedicine program. The subjects were elderly Medicare beneficiaries participating in the rural (upstate New York) cohort of Informatics and Diabetes Education and Telemedicine, a randomized, controlled trial using telemedicine ...
Jack Kirsten - - 2010
Poor adherence to treatment can have negative effects on outcomes and healthcare cost. However, little is known about the barriers to treatment adherence within physiotherapy. The aim of this systematic review was to identify barriers to treatment adherence in patients typically managed in musculoskeletal physiotherapy outpatient settings and suggest strategies ...
Marzolini Susan - - 2010
PURPOSE: To retrospectively identify factors influencing long-term compliance to home-based resistance training (RT) in a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programme. METHODS: Five hundred and eighteen patients (447 males, 71 females) attending a CR programme consisting of aerobic exercise, education and lifestyle counselling were also offered RT exercises, which they performed over ...
Martyn-Nemeth Pamela A - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a community-based, culturally focused, exercise program for adults in the Hispanic community with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A pretest/posttest design using a culturally designed exercise program through dance was used. A total of 19 Mexican ...
Dechamps Arnaud - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to assess the effects of targeted exercise programs on health-related quality of life compared with usual care based on the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory scores in geriatric institutionalized persons. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of 2 exercise programs ...
Sage Michael D - - 2010
This study evaluated the effect of increased attention to sensory feedback during exercise. Two 12-week exercise programs that differed only in the presence (PD SAFEx) or absence (non-SAFE control group) of increased attention focused on sensory feedback were compared. Participants were assessed symptomatically using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale ...
Heydarnejad Saeed - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: An essential public health goal is to reduce age-related disabilities in the elderly. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of exercise program on-health-quality of life (HQL) in older adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Subjects were sixty healthy adult volunteers over the age of 55 years. None of the ...
Hebert Jeffrey J - - 2010
Hebert JJ, Koppenhaver SL, Magel JS, Fritz JM. The relationship of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus activation and prognostic factors for clinical success with a stabilization exercise program: a cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between prognostic factors for clinical success with a stabilization exercise program and lumbar multifidus ...
Bulson Julie - - 2010
Hospitals continue to strive to meet exercise requirements of The Joint Commission and simultaneously identify organization-specific components of a successful exercise design program. The authors suggest that using a department-level focus during this process improves education, exercise design and outcome, and contributed to the success of a real life disaster ...
Cadmus Lisa - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based aquatic exercise program for improved quality of life among persons with osteoarthritis. METHOD: Two hundred forty-nine adults with osteoarthritis were enrolled in a 20-wk randomized controlled trial of a preexisting community-based aquatic exercise program versus control. Intervention group participants (n = 125) ...
Bennett Paul N - - 2010
This article reviews the literature addressing exercise programs for dialysis patients to identify elements necessary for sustaining exercise programs in this population. Literature searches for publications (January 1980-February 2009) in Medline (OVID), PubMed, CINAHL (EBSCO), EBSCOhost EJS, ProQuest Central, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink (Kluwer), and ...
Escalante Yolanda - - 2010
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. The knee and hip joints are the most frequently affected. Treatments fall into three main categories: pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and surgical. Treatments can be applied alone or in combination. In the last few years, within the non-pharmacological category have been a growing importance of physical ...
Beto Judith - - 2010
Early mortality is a significant concern for patients initiating dialysis. Nutrition and exercise are two factors that affect mortality rates that can be significantly influenced by a successful partnership between the healthcare team and the patient. This article provides an overview of current data on the importance of appropriate nutritional ...
Tang Ada - - 2010
Despite the cardiovascular etiology of stroke, exercise and risk factor modification programs akin to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) are not available. This study aimed to establish the feasibility of adapting a CR model for individuals with mild to moderate stroke disability. A secondary objective was to determine the program's effects on ...
Kelley George A - - 2010
Exercise has been recommended for improving global-well being in adults with fibromyalgia. However, no meta-analysis has determined the effects of exercise on global well-being using a single instrument and when analyzed separately according to intention-to-treat and per-protocol analyses. The purpose of this study was to fill that gap. Studies were ...
Petróczi Andrea - - 2010
Benefits of exercise for HIV-infected persons have been documented, although in clinical practice, diminished adherence to exercise limits the effectiveness of this auxiliary treatment. Exercise intervention studies carry the caveat that the results are limited to volunteers with good compliance and completion profiles. This study aimed to identify characteristics contributing ...
Jordan Joanne L - - 2010
Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is a major health problem, accounting for approximately one-quarter of general practice (GP) consultations in the United Kingdom (UK). Exercise and physical activity is beneficial for the most common types of CMP, such as back and knee pain. However, poor adherence to exercise and physical activity ...
Sailors Mary H MH Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, - - 2010
The Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER) study is an exercise program designed to introduce sedentary college students to regular physical activity and to identify genetic factors that influence response to exercise. A multiracial/ethnic cohort (N = 1,567; 39% male), age 18 to 35 years, participated in the ...
Quinn Lori L Department of Physiotherapy, Cardiff University, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK. - - 2010
Physiotherapists frequently prescribe home exercise programmes for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and Huntington's disease (HD); however, little is known about clients' perceptions of such programmes and any barriers that may affect participation and compliance. A qualitative design was used to capture the attitudes and experiences of people with early-mid ...
Harrington Rachel R School for Health, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, - - 2010
The evaluation of a community-based exercise and education scheme for stroke survivors. A single blind parallel group randomized controlled trial. Leisure and community centres in the south-west of England.Subjects: Stroke survivors (median (IQR) time post stroke 10.3 (5.4-17.1) months). 243 participants were randomized to standard care (124) or the intervention ...
Phillips Ceib - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this analysis was to determine whether, over a 2-year period after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy, patients who received facial sensory-retraining exercises with standard opening exercises in the first 6 months after surgery were as likely to report an alteration in facial sensation as those who received ...
Maddocks Matthew - - 2009
Patients with lung cancer experience muscle wasting and weakness. Therapeutic exercise may be beneficial but is not always practical. An alternative approach may be neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) of the quadriceps muscles, but this has not been formally examined in patients with cancer. Thus, we have undertaken this pilot study ...
Paltiel Hanne - - 2009
OBJECTIVE:Tentative results from a pilot study showed that patients with advanced cancer were willing and able to take part in a group exercise intervention. Limited knowledge exists, though, about the meaning and significance of such programs. The purpose of the present study was to understand the meaning of such an ...
Brenner Ingrid - - 2009
Hemodialysis (HD) patients exhibit poor functional capacity and reduced quality of life as a result of the complications associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). A review of the literature indicates that regular physical activity can reduce the complications associated with ESRD by inducing adaptations in the cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal ...
Jull A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To establish the feasibility of conducting a home-based progressive resistance exercise programme to improve calf muscle pump function in community-based patients with venous leg ulcers. METHOD: Participants were randomised to receive a 12-week progressive resistance exercise programme using heel raises in addition to compression. The control was usual care ...
Sajko Sandy - - 2009
A 25-year-old male professional hockey player with right sided hip pain was diagnosed with myofascopathy of the right psoas major and rectus femoris. The patient maintained a conservative treatment regimen and was prescribed a four week active strengthening program. The program progressed from resisted concentric exercise to eccentric abduction/adduction exercises ...
Galvão Daniel A - - 2010
PURPOSE: Androgen suppression therapy (AST) results in musculoskeletal toxicity that reduces physical function and quality of life. This study examined the impact of a combined resistance and aerobic exercise program as a countermeasure to these AST-related toxicities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2007 and 2008, 57 patients with prostate cancer undergoing ...
Shenoy Shweta - - 2010
To analyze the effects of 8 weeks of aerobic walking using a heart rate monitor (HRM) and pedometer for monitoring exercise intensity on glycemic outcomes, fasting blood glucose (FBG), cardiovascular fitness and well-being in type 2 diabetes patients. Forty adults with type 2 diabetes were randomly allocated to an 8-week ...
Koh Kirsten P - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis patients show reduced physical function and greater risk of increased arterial stiffness because of hypertension, metabolic disturbances, and vascular calcification. Exercise interventions potentially could improve their vascular risk profile. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled pilot clinical study comparing the effects of 6 months of supervised intradialytic exercise training versus ...
Sengul Yesim Salik - - 2011
The aim of the study was to assess the effect of breathing and physical exercise on pulmonary functions, apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), and quality of life in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Twenty patients with mild to moderate OSAS were included in the study either as exercise or control ...
Taguchi Naoto N Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Nabesima, Saga, Japan. - - 2010
Although studies suggest that exercise training improves physical performance and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among elderly people, most of these studies have investigated relatively healthy persons. The objective of the present study was to determine the effects of a 12-month multicomponent exercise program on physical performance, daily physical activity, ...
Göksel Karatepe Altınay - - 2011
We previously reported the efficacy of a 4-week home-based exercise therapy for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we aimed to investigate whether short-term improvements in the functional status and quality of life were maintained at 1 year. Patients who completed 4-week home-based exercise program were advised to maintain ...
Shin Kyung Rim - - 2009
This study aimed to examine the effects of exercise programs on physical fitness, depression, and self-efficacy in low-income elderly women (age > or = 75). A pretest-posttest experimental research design with a control group was used. The sample consisted of 26 women in the exercise group and 22 women in ...
Parsons Trisha L - - 2009
This review examined published reports of the impact of extradialytic and intradialytic exercise programs on physiologic aerobic exercise capacity, functional exercise endurance, and cardiovascular outcomes in individuals with ESKD. Studies spanning 30 years from the first published report of exercise in the ESKD population were reviewed. Studies conducted in the ...
Janelli Linda M - - 2009
Depression is a common occurrence in late life, but it often goes unrecognized and therefore under-treated in many primary care settings. This pilot study explored the effect of a group exercise program for community-dwelling elder Hispanics.
Findorff Mary J - - 2009
Few studies have examined long-term exercise adherence in older women. The purpose of this study was to assess predictors of adherence to an intervention involving walking and balance exercises. This was a randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-up. Sedentary women (n = 137) aged > or =70 randomized to the ...
Tang Mei-Feng - - 2010
1) To determine the effect of a home-based walking exercise program on the sleep quality and quality of life of cancer patients, as well as 2) to determine if enhanced sleep quality was associated with improvement in quality of life over time. This is a prospective, longitudinal, two-armed, randomized clinical ...
Patel Dilip R - - 2009
Individuals with chronic kidney disease have poor exercise tolerance and are easily fatigued compared with their healthy peers. The primary reasons for poor exercise tolerance include anemia, effects of chronic uremia and metabolic acidosis on the heart and skeletal muscles, and lower levels of physical activity. Studies suggest that regular ...
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