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Positive effects of aerobic physical activity in institutionalized older subjects complaining of dyspnea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16337286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dyspnea is a common complaint in older subjects, but in some patients a disease responsible for this symptom is not found. We aimed to evaluate the effects of a short program of regular aerobic physical activity on dyspnea and ability to walk in a sample of older nursing home residents without evidence of cardiac and pulmonary disease. Limitation from dyspnea in daily activities was reported by 82% of residents; 34% of these individuals did not show any evidence of cardiac or pulmonary disease. In these subjects a 4-week period of daily exercise training compared with no intervention resulted in a significant improvement of dyspnea and endurance to walking. Dyspnea is an extremely common complaint in elderly residents in long-term facilities. About one-third of these subjects do not show evidence of cardiac or pulmonary disease. In these individuals a short period of exercise training has favorable effects on dyspnea and ability to walk.
Authors:
Mario Bo; Mauro Fontana; Maurizio Mantelli; Mario Molaschi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0167-4943     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-19     Completed Date:  2006-11-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medical and Surgical Disciplines, Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni Battista-Molinette, C.so Bramante 88, 10126 Turin, Italy. mario.bo@unito.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Dyspnea / diagnosis,  prevention & control,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy*
Female
Humans
Male
Nursing Homes
Walking

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