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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 ...
Cohen Deborah A - - 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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Williams David M - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 - - 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 - - 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 ...
Galea Mary P - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To examine the physical function, gait, and quality of life of patients after total hip replacement (THR) randomly assigned to either a targeted home- or center-based exercise program. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation research center in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-three patients with unilateral THR were randomly assigned to a ...
Beverly Elizabeth A - - 2010
Adhering to increased exercise is often reported as one of the greatest challenges facing adults living with diabetes, a perception shared by the married middle-aged and older adults living with diabetes who participated in this study. Understanding how that challenge can best be met is both research and program relevant. ...
Courneya Kerry S - - 2008
PURPOSE: Exercise adherence is difficult during cancer treatments, but few studies have examined the predictors of such exercise. Here, we report the predictors of adherence to supervised exercise training during breast cancer chemotherapy. METHODS: Breast cancer patients (N = 242) initiating adjuvant chemotherapy in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver were randomly ...
Kulcu Duygu Geler - - 2008
To determine the efficacy of a home-based exercise program by comparing it with betahistine in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Prospective, randomized, controlled study. Outpatient clinic of a university hospital. Thirty-eight patients (10 males, 28 females; mean age 46 +/- 13 years) diagnosed as having BPPV. Patients were ...
Karadibak Didem - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of kinesiophobia, quality of life, and home exercise programs on women with upper extremity lymphedema. METHODS: A total of 62 women with lymphedema after breast cancer treatments were provided a protocol of complete decongestive therapy (CDT). This protocol involved ...
Deturk William E - - 2008
Purpose: Physical therapists have engaged in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for decades, but the extent of their current involvement in this practice area is unclear. This study surveyed directors of CR and PR programs on a statewide level to ascertain what type of provider is writing the ...
Hong Seung-Youn - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Many different constructs are used currently in the literature to assess exercise adherence. This study examined whether the same or different variables predict exercise attendance and exercise completion among sedentary older adults. METHODS: Thirty-seven randomized control trials were selected from articles published between 1980 and 2000 that tested exercise ...
Verschuren Olaf - - 2008
The purpose of this literature review, regarding all types of exercise programs focusing on cardiovascular fitness (aerobic and anaerobic capacity) and/or lower-extremity muscle strength in children with cerebral palsy (CP), was to address the following questions: (1) what exercise programs focusing on muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, or a combination are ...
Portela Ana L Mulero - - 2008
The primary objective of this pilot study was to explore the feasibility of implementing two exercise programs for female patients who are breast cancer survivors and residents of the metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Potential benefits and complications of participating in a gym-exercise program or a home-exercise program, ...
Der Ananian Cheryl - - 2008
Most people with arthritis are not regularly active. Understanding what factors influence exercise is essential for designing programs to increase participation. The objective of this study was to examine the correlates of exercise in people with arthritis. Using a cross-sectional design, sociodemographic, health-related, and psychosocial variables were collected from community-dwelling ...
Sakata Takeshi - - 2008
To determine the effects of a 12-week qigong and aerobic exercise program on the physical well-being of relatively healthy elderly Japanese women. In the first study, 72 elderly Japanese women who were relatively healthy and naive to qigong completed the 12-week qigong and aerobic exercise program. Physical function, body composition, ...
Karapolat Hale - - 2008
AIM: To evaluate the effects of home- and hospital-exercise programs on exercise capacity and chronotropic variables in patients with heart transplantation. METHODS: Forty patients were randomized into two groups either hospital- or home-based exercise program. The patients were compared, before and after the rehabilitation program, with respect to maximal oxygen ...
Chen Kuei-Min - - 2008
This study aimed to pilot-test the health promotion effects of a silver yoga exercise program for female seniors. Using a one-group, pre-post test design, a convenience sample of 16 community-dwelling female seniors was recruited. The silver yoga exercise intervention was administered three times a week, 70 minutes per session, for ...
Heh Shu-Shya - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Depression during the perinatal period should be identified as early as possible to avoid negative effects on the new family. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an exercise support program on reducing psychological morbidity after childbirth. METHODS: A controlled trial was conducted in a ...
Resnick Barbara - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate adherence to home-based exercise interventions among older women post hip fracture that were randomized to one of three exercise intervention groups or a routine care group. A total of 157 female hip fracture patients provided data for the intervention analysis. Factors evaluated ...
Steele Bonnie G - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of an exercise adherence intervention to maintain daily activity, adherence to exercise, and exercise capacity over 1 year after completion of an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program. DESIGN: A 2-group, experimental design was used with randomization into intervention and usual care groups. SETTING: Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation ...
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