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Rehabilitation of a functionally limited, chronically ill older adult: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14521004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case study presents MV, a 78-year-old woman who was being treated pharmacologically for several common chronic health problems and who presented with self-reported and observed limitations in her functional ability. After being screened for contraindications to exercise, MV participated in a 16-week rehabilitation program of regular exercise that included aerobic and resistance training. She maintained a high level of compliance with this rehabilitation training and showed improvements in her aerobic capacity, strength, ability to complete functional tasks, blood components, and lipid profile. She also reported decreased levels of pain and improved perceptions of functional ability. This case study indicates that older adults with chronic illness can benefit from participating in a program of regular exercise.
Robert Topp; Jessica Sobolewski; Debra Boardley; Amy L Morgan; Mariane Fahlman; Nancy McNevin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0278-4807     ISO Abbreviation:  Rehabil Nurs     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-02     Completed Date:  2003-11-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104825     Medline TA:  Rehabil Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-8     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Louisville's School of Nursing, KY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications
Chronic Disease / nursing,  rehabilitation*
Depressive Disorder / complications
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications
Geriatric Assessment
Gout / complications
Hypertension / complications
Hypothyroidism / complications
Physical Fitness
Rehabilitation Nursing / methods
Risk Factors
Weight Lifting
Grant Support

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