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Effect of the Exercise Dance for Seniors (EXDASE) Program on Lower-Body Functioning Among Institutionalized Older Adults.
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PMID:  19934443     Owner:  HSR     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The authors conducted a randomized control trial to examine the effect of the Exercise Dance for Seniors (EXDASE) program on lower-body functioning among older individuals from residential care facilities in the Czech Republic.
METHOD: Participants were randomly assigned into an experimental or control group. The experimental group completed a 3-month EXDASE program. Lower-body functioning was assessed using four performance-based measures. A 2 (group) x 2 (test) general linear model for repeated measures was used to explore whether differences in performance could be attributed to the intervention.
RESULTS: The authors found Group x Test interactions for the chair stand test, F(1, 50) = 14.37, p < .001, the 2-minute step test, F(1, 50) = 7.33, p = .009, the chair sit-and-reach test, F(1, 50) = 5.28, p = .026, and the timed up-and-go test, F (1, 44) = 6.59, p = .014, indicating that the experimental group outperformed the control group from pretest to posttest.
DISCUSSION: A relatively simple dance-based exercise can support lower-body functioning in previously sedentary, frail older adults.
Iva Holmerová; Katerina Machácová; Hana Vanková; Petr Veleta; Bozena Jurasková; Dana Hrnciariková; Ladislav Volicer; Ross Andel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0898-2643     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-19     Citation Subset:  T    
Centre of Gerontology, Prague, Czech Republic, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
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