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A randomized controlled trial of an activity specific exercise program for individuals with Alzheimer disease in long-term care settings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21937893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an activity specific exercise program could improve ability to perform basic mobility activities in long-term care residents with Alzheimer disease (AD).
DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, single-blinded clinical trial.
SETTING: Residents of 7 long-term care facilities.
PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-two long-term care residents with mild to severe AD.
INTERVENTION: An activity specific exercise program was compared to a walking program and to an attention control.
MEASUREMENTS: Ability to perform bed mobility and transfers was assessed using the subscales of the Acute Care Index of Function; functional mobility was measured using the 6-Minute Walk test.
RESULTS: Subjects receiving the activity specific exercise program improved in ability to perform transfers, whereas subjects in the other 2 groups declined.
Kathryn E Roach; Ruth M Tappen; Neva Kirk-Sanchez; Christine L Williams; David Loewenstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001)     Volume:  34     ISSN:  2152-0895     ISO Abbreviation:  J Geriatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:    2011 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-22     Completed Date:  2012-06-11     Revised Date:  2014-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142169     Medline TA:  J Geriatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aged, 80 and over
Alzheimer Disease / rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Interpersonal Relations
Long-Term Care*
Mobility Limitation
Severity of Illness Index
Single-Blind Method
Grant Support
R01 NR004176/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01 NR004176-03/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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