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Influence of regular exercise on subjective sense of burden and physical symptoms in community-dwelling caregivers of dementia patients: A randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  20850878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
With an aim to improve quality of life in caregivers of dementia patients, we examined the effect of regular exercise on caregivers' sense of burden and their physical symptoms. Participants were 31 elderly caregivers living with older patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's-type dementia. They were randomly assigned to either the intervention group, who were prescribed regular exercise with moderate-intensity: 3 metabolic equivalents (3METs), 3 times per week for 12 weeks, or the control group, who did not receive any prescription. In the intervention group, significant reductions in the Zarit caregiver burden interview (ZBI) score and in the frequency of feeling fatigued, and an improvement in quality of sleep were observed at follow-up (p<0.05), while no such changes were observed in the control group. These results suggest that obtaining sustainable habit of moderate exercise may improve quality of life in caregivers of demented patients.
Akemi Hirano; Yusuke Suzuki; Masafumi Kuzuya; Joji Onishi; Nobutaro Ban; Hiroyuki Umegaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1872-6976     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e158-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Geriatrics, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsuruma, Showa, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8550, Japan.
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