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Effect of 16-week Kouk-Sun-Do exercise on physical fitness, emotional state, and immunoglobulin A in community-dwelling elders in Korea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20420996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of 16-week Kouk-Sun-Do (KSD) exercise on physical fitness, emotional state, and immunoglobulin A (IgA) in community-dwelling elders in Korea. A total of 19 elders in the intervention group and 20 elders in the control group participated. The KSD exercise with low-intensity exercise was performed over a 45-minute session, three times a week for a 16-week period. The results show the effectiveness of KSD exercise on the physical fitness, emotional state, and IgA, and KSD can be identified as a feasible type of low-intensity exercise for elders. The findings suggest the need to determine clinical significance of KSD for patients in specific clinical settings; nurses with training in KSD can play a key role in implementing movement-based nursing interventions for specific health outcomes.
Young Mi Lim; Gwi-Ryung Son Hong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1532-8201     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-27     Completed Date:  2010-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-100     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Nursing, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Kangwon-do, 220-701, South Korea. <>
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Depression / blood,  diagnosis,  ethnology,  prevention & control*
Exercise Therapy / methods*,  nursing,  psychology
Feasibility Studies
Geriatric Assessment
Immunoglobulin A / blood*
Medicine, Korean Traditional*
Middle Aged
Nurse's Role
Nursing Evaluation Research
Physical Fitness* / physiology,  psychology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin A

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