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Correlating heart rate and perceived exertion during aerobic exercise in Alzheimer's disease.
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PMID:  20727090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Older adults reap many health benefits from aerobic exercise training; however, little is known about how to monitor the training responses in older adults with Alzheimer's disease. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the correlation of objectively measured heart rate and subjectively reported perceived exertion during aerobic exercise training in four older men with advanced Alzheimer's disease from a pilot study that used a one-group pre- and post-test design. During training (three times per week for 8 weeks), the participants' heart rate and perceived exertion were assessed by a trained exercise trainer every 5 min by using the Polar heart rate monitor and the Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale, respectively. There were 596 heart rate-perceived exertion data pairs. The results show that the Pearson's r for the heart rate and perceived exertion was 0.457 (significant at 0.01, two-tailed), controlling for age, education, exercise session, and cognition. We conclude that the Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale itself might be insufficient for monitoring the exercise responses in older men with advanced Alzheimer's disease. Future studies are needed to further examine the utility of this scale in this population.
Fang Yu; Kristin Bil
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing & health sciences     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1442-2018     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Health Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891857     Medline TA:  Nurs Health Sci     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-80     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alzheimer Disease / physiopathology*
Heart Rate / physiology*
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion / physiology*
Pilot Projects
Grant Support
M01 RR000400-417059/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; M01 RR00400/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; RR023247-04/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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