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A multicomponent exercise program for institutionalized older adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20438009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the effects of a multicomponent exercise program on depression and quality of life in institutionalized older adults. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was used. Participants were recruited from a publicly funded shelter home in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Malaysia. The experimental group consisted of 23 volunteers 60 or older who performed 60 minutes of supervised exercise three times per week for 12 weeks. The control group consisted of 20 volunteers who continued with a sedentary lifestyle. At 12 weeks, the exercise group demonstrated an improvement in quality of life by 10.74% (p > 0.05) but not depression (-1.6%, p > 0.05). The control group demonstrated a decrease in both quality of life by 11.26% (p > 0.05) and level of depression by 17.7% (p > 0.05). This study suggests a multicomponent exercise program is a feasible intervention to improve quality of life in institutionalized older adults.
Maria Justine; Tengku Aizan Hamid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-41     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.
Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Ehsan, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Depression / prevention & control*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Frail Elderly*
Homes for the Aged*
Quality of Life*

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