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Pinto Bernardine M BM Miriam Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA. - - 2009
Evidence of the benefits of exercise for those treated for cancer has led to exercise interventions for this population. Some have questioned whether cancer patients offered a home-based intervention adhere to the exercise prescribed. We examined exercise adherence in a randomized controlled trial of a 12-week, home-based exercise trial for ...
Yu-Yahiro Janet A JA Department of Orthopaedic Research, The Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA. - - 2009
The objectives are to describe for the first time a home-based exercise intervention for frail elderly hip fracture patients and to describe the feasibility of this exercise program. A home-based exercise program was used in a randomized controlled trial in which the authors investigated exercise intervention versus no exercise intervention ...
Aman Edris - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown an improvement in depression, activities of daily living, and agitation in cognitively impaired subjects who undergo a long-term exercise program. These studies have not considered the short-term effects of exercise. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of a limited, ...
Alexanderson Helene - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To give an update on recent findings on effects of exercise in patients with adult inflammatory myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Although responding to treatment, a majority of patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis develop sustained disability. The reason for this is not clear. However, a recent study further supports ...
Moore-Harrison Trudy L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: This study examined the feasibility of implementing the EnhanceFitness Program (formerly Lifetime Fitness Program), an evidence-based exercise program, at congregate-meal sites that generally serve low-income older adults. METHODS: A 12-week aerobic and strength training exercise program was held at senior centers 3 times a week. RESULTS: The mean age ...
Tobita Itoko - - 2009
Recent research has reinforced the idea that haemodialysis (HD) patients should exercise to maintain their physical functioning and improve their quality of life. Some effective exercise programmes are available for HD patients. However, these programmes are not always completed by the patients who enrol in them, and therefore, these patients ...
de Jong Zuzana - - 2009
The aims of this study were to describe rheumatoid arthritis patients' compliance with continued exercise after participation in a 2-year supervised high-intensity exercise program and to investigate if the initially achieved effectiveness and safety were sustained. Data were gathered by follow-up of the participants who completed the 2-year high-intensity intervention ...
Hubball, Harry Thomas
Low participation in and poor adherence to regular exercise presents a major challenge for health promotion programs. A growing body of evidence suggests that health education programs that are developed using the principles of Bandura’s (1986) Self—Efficacy Theory have shown success in maintaining a variety of health related behaviors. Exercise ...
Di Monaco M - - 2009
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has revolutionized the care of patients with end-stage joint disease, leading to pain relief, functional recovery, and substantial improvement in quality of life. However, long-term studies indicate persistence of impairment and functional limitation after THA, and the optimal rehabilitation protocols are largely unknown. The aim of ...
King Laurie A - - 2009
This article introduces a new framework for therapists to develop an exercise program to delay mobility disability in people with Parkinson disease (PD). Mobility, or the ability to efficiently navigate and function in a variety of environments, requires balance, agility, and flexibility, all of which are affected by PD. This ...
Harmer Alison R - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between land-based and water-based exercise programs delivered in the early subacute phase up to 6 months after total knee replacement (TKR). METHODS: Two weeks after surgery (baseline), 102 patients were randomized to participate in either land-based (n = 49) or water-based (n = 53) exercise classes. ...
Brittle Nicola - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of group exercise for residents in care homes. DESIGN: Exploratory cluster randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Five randomly selected care homes in South Birmingham, UK. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-six care home residents (mean age 84.5, 71% female), 39 (70%) with cognitive impairments. INTERVENTION: Two ...
Jones Kim Dupree - - 2010
Adequate access to well-informed study participants is key to rapid recruitment and retention to randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs). We describe a novel seven-step recruitment process for enrolling participants in a recently completed drug and exercise RCT in fibromyalgia. The majority decided not to participate during the screening process. Approximately ...
Kamide Naoto - - 2009
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of home-based exercise without home visits on physical function, falls, and bone mineral density in community-dwelling elderly women. Sixty community-dwelling, elderly (> or =65 years of age) women were recruited from a Japanese community. Subjects were randomly assigned to ...
Quilici Belczak Cleusa Ema - - 2009
AIM: The aim of this work was to compare the reduction in edema obtained in the conservative treatment of phlebopathies after resting and after performing a muscle exercise program in the Trendelenburg position. METHODS: Twenty-eight limbs of 24 patients with venous edema of distinct etiologies and classified as between C3 ...
Stuart Mary - - 2009
Exercise plays a critical role in promoting healthy aging and in the management of chronic illness. In this paper, we provide an overview of the leading research regarding exercise and chronic illness, and the variables influencing exercise participation among persons with a chronic illness. We then examine the Empoli Adaptive ...
Zaina Fabio - - 2009
Exercises are frequently performed in order to improve the efficacy of bracing and avoid its collateral effects. Very frequently there is a loss of correction during brace weaning in AIS treatment. To verify the efficacy of exercises in reducing correction loss during brace weaning. Retrospective controlled study. Sixty-eight consecutive patients ...
Medina-Mirapeix Francesc - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that to facilitate physical activity sedentary people may adhere to one component of exercise prescriptions (intensity, duration or frequency) without adhering to other components. Some experts have provided evidence for determinants of adherence to different components among healthy people. However, our understanding remains scarce in this area ...
Steinsbekk A - - 2009
The main objective of this study is to investigate the long-term effects, 3 years after the end of a 2-year pulmonary rehabilitation program with three weekly 1-h exercise sessions and 32 h of education in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The method consists of open prospective observational study with ...
Sylvia Louisa G - - 2009
To examine the exercise patterns of patients in a partial hospital (PH) program and to determine whether these patterns are associated with mood symptoms and body mass index (BMI). Methods. Eighty-six participants completed self-report questionnaires upon entry to the PH program. We conducted regression analyses to determine the association of ...
Dean Catherine M - - 2009
Stroke is the most common disabling neurological condition in adults. Falls and poor mobility are major contributors to stroke-related disability. Falls are more frequent and more likely to result in injury among stroke survivors than among the general older population. Currently there is good evidence that exercise can enhance mobility ...
Sirur Ruth - - 2009
The purpose of this article is to apply theoretical frameworks to adherence behaviour and to guide the development of an intervention to increase adherence to prescribed home programmes. Delivering an effective intervention requires establishing one that is evidence based and of adequate dosage. Two-thirds of patients who receive home exercise ...
Finkelstein Joseph J Chronic Disease Informatics Program, Johns Hopkins University, USA. - - 2009
We developed a Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system for the computer-guided management of patients with multiple sclerosis(MS) to monitor patient symptoms, educate patients on their disease, and to instruct and monitor an exercise regimen tailored to the patient's specific needs. The home unit runs on a laptop computer connected to ...
Cohen Deborah A DA RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA. - - 2009
It is assumed that higher quality recreation facilities promote physical activity and serve communities better. We tested this assumption by comparing changes in the use of an expanded and renovated skate park (a facility for skateboarding) and a modernized senior citizen's center to two similar facilities that were not refurbished. ...
Cramp A G - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current investigation was to examine if the effects of a group-mediated cognitive behavioural counselling plus exercise intervention were superior to the effects of a standard exercise care condition on postnatal mothers' self-regulatory efficacy (SRE), outcome expectations (OEs) and self-directed physical activity (PA). DESIGN: The design ...
Bocalini Danilo S - - 2008
AIM: The effectiveness of a water-based exercise (WE) program and a walking on land (WL) program was evaluated in older women (aged 62-65 years). METHODS: Fifty healthy sedentary women were randomly assigned to sedentary (S), WE and WL groups. The two groups were exercised for 12 weeks at 70% of ...
Munguía-Izquierdo Diego - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a 16-week exercise therapy in a chest-high pool of warm water through applicable tests in the clinical practice on the global symptomatology of women with fibromyalgia (FM) and to determine exercise adherence levels. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Testing and training were completed ...
Sakamoto Shingo - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Exercise training improves walking ability in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but whether exercise training improves the long-term outcome of these patients remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants were 118 PAD patients who were enrolled in a 12-week supervised exercise program. The long-term outcomes of 64 patients who ...
Durmus Dilek - - 2009
The aim of this trial was to investigate the effects of a 12-week home-based exercise program (HEP) on quality of life (QOL) and fatigue in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Forty-three patients with AS were included in this study. Group 1 was given a HEP; Group 2 served as the ...
Malagoni Anna Maria - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Exercise has positive psychophysical effects on dialysis patients, thus effective programs should be identified. We evaluated the effects of an original 6-month walking program on physical capacity, health-related quality of life (HRQL) and postdialysis fatigue (PDF). METHODS: Thirty-one dialysis patients (19 male, mean age 65 -/+ 11 years) were ...
Chen Shi-Ming - - 2008
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of varied therapeutic lifestyle programs on patients with ultrasound-diagnosed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: A prospective, case-controlled study was conducted. A total of 54 subjects with NAFLD were subdivided into 3 groups: (1) diet plus exercise group (DPE group, n = 16); (2) exercise ...
Neugebauer Christine Tuden CT Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, Texas 77550, - - 2008
Previous studies indicate that rehabilitation programs supplemented with a strength and endurance-based exercise program improve lean body mass, pulmonary function, endurance, strength, and functional outcomes in severely burned children over the age of 7-years when compared with standard of care (SOC). To date, supplemental exercise programming for severely burned children ...
van Bergen Monique - - 2009
The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and efficacy of an exercise training program to improve exercise capacity and fatigue level in pediatric patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Twenty children on dialysis intended to perform a 12-week graded community-based exercise program. Exercise capacity and fatigue level ...
Bauer Juergen M - - 2008
The age-associated loss of muscle mass and muscle strength described by the term sarcopenia is highly relevant for functionality among nursing home residents. Nevertheless, the scientific literature concentrating on sarcopenia in this population is scarce. For practical reasons, common definitions of this entity, which rely on dual energy x-ray absorptiometry ...
Gruber W - - 2008
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of a supervised exercise training program performed during an in patient rehabilitation course on various attributes of health-related fitness, e.g., flexibility, balance and coordination. 286 patients with CF, age range 6-18 years (11.8 +/- 3.4 years), mean forced expiratory volume ...
Salvetti Xiomara Miranda - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cost, adherence and effects on cardiovascular function and quality of life of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme for patients with coronary disease. DESIGN: A randomized, prospective controlled trial. SETTING: Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital, Brazil. SUBJECTS: Thirty-nine low-risk patients were assigned to a home exercise training group ...
Edwards Nancy - - 2008
Approximately 35% of individuals with dementia exhibit depression and/or anxiety symptoms, often manifested by symptoms of negative affect. Exercise has been associated with improved affect but has not been demonstrated to improve affect in residents of secured dementia units in long-term care facilities. This pilot study determined whether moderate-intensity, chair-based ...
Liao Lih M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of the present pilot study were to: (1) examine the prevalence of body image distress in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); (2) assess the effects of a low-cost intervention in the form of a self-directed brisk walking program on body image distress; and ...
Vestergaard Sonja - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Home-based exercise is a viable solution for frail elderly individuals with difficulties in reaching exercise facilities outside home. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a home-based video exercise program on physiological performance, functional capacity and health-related quality of life. METHODS: Community-dwelling frail ...
Williams David M DM Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, - - 2008
The article reviews research relevant to a proposed conceptual model of exercise adherence that integrates the dual mode model and hedonic theory. Exercise intensity is posited to influence affective response to exercise via interoceptive (e.g., ventilatory drive) and cognitive (e.g., perceived autonomy) pathways; affective response to exercise is posited to ...
Mazières Bernard - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To develop recommendations regarding adherence to physical therapy programs by patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: We used the method recommended by the French Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Therapy (SOFMER), which combines a systematic literature review, a practice survey, and validation by a multidisciplinary panel of experts. ...
Lemaster Joseph W - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Weight-bearing exercise has been contraindicated among people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DM+PN). However, recent cohort studies have suggested that daily weight-bearing activity is associated with lower risk for foot ulceration. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a lower-extremity exercise and walking intervention program ...
Marcus Robin L - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes between a diabetes exercise training program using combined aerobic and high-force eccentric resistance exercise and a program of aerobic exercise only. Fifteen participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) participated in a 16-week supervised exercise training program: 7 (mean age=50.7 ...
Cyarto Elizabeth V - - 2008
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness of home- and group-based, progressive resistance training programs and a group walking program in improving functional performance in older adults. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental trial, in which retirement villages were assigned to one of three groups: home-based resistance training, group-based resistance training, and group-based walking. SUBJECTS: ...
Huberty Jennifer L - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine factors related to physical activity adherence to understand why women continue to participate in long-term exercise after completing a structured exercise program. Data were collected from focus groups, interviews, and e-mails, and analysis used grounded theory. The central category related to ...
Dougherty Cynthia M CM Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an 8-week aerobic exercise program on (1) cardiopulmonary fitness and activity, (2) heart rate variability (HRV), (3) health outcomes, and (4) high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in survivors of sudden cardiac arrest who have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). A ...
Kirchhoff Anne C AC Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA 98103, USA. - - 2008
To examine whether African American women who were exercise maintainers reported the same barriers to and benefits from exercise as currently inactive women and to describe maintainers' strategies for exercise maintenance. Semistructured qualitative interviews. Ten women were classified as exercise maintainers and 9 as relapsers. Both groups reported similar benefits ...
Turk Ruth - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effect of functional exercise augmented by programmable implanted microstimulators on arm and hand function. DESIGN: Before and after study. SETTING: Implantation was performed in a neurosurgery unit, systems were programmed, and tests were conducted in a university laboratory and subjects exercised at home. PARTICIPANTS: Hemiparetic ...
Parente F - - 2009
Colonoscopy constitutes the principal investigation for colo-rectal neoplasms due to its ability to detect and remove most of precancerous lesions; due to the ongoing or planned colon cancer screening programs in many European countries we should expect an enormous increase in colonoscopic demand over the next few years. Diagnostic accuracy ...
Ibayashi Haruhisa - - 2008
In Japan, one of the duties of the long-term care insurance system is the prevention of oral function degradation. Although various exercise programs for oral function have been developed and practiced in Japan, to date, no study has reported their effects. In the present study, we examined the effects of ...
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