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Exercise in the elderly: research and clinical practice.
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PMID:  16627076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise programs for elderly patients have received much attention recently for their potential role in preventing illness and injury, limiting functional loss and disability, and alleviating the course and symptoms of existing cardiac, pulmonary, and metabolic disorders. The basic components of an exercise training program include strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. This article reviews the main attributes of each, along with some of the most recent research defining their roles in health care. Where available, it discusses specific recommendations for prescribing exercise modalities. Finally, it presents suggestions for developing integrated exercise programs and enhancing patient compliance.
Jason E Frankel; Jonathan F Bean; Walter R Frontera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in geriatric medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0749-0690     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Geriatr. Med.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-21     Completed Date:  2006-06-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603766     Medline TA:  Clin Geriatr Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-56; vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stoughton, MA 02072, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls / prevention & control
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Exercise / physiology*
Geriatric Assessment
Middle Aged
Muscle Weakness / prevention & control
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
Sensitivity and Specificity

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