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A proposal for a new screening paradigm and tool called Exercise Assessment and Screening for You (EASY).
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PMID:  18483443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Exercise Assessment and Screening for You (EASY) is a tool developed to help older individuals, their health care providers, and exercise professionals identify different types of exercise and physical activity regimens that can be tailored to meet the existing health conditions, illnesses, or disabilities of older adults. The EASY tool includes 6 screening questions that were developed based on an expert roundtable and follow-up panel activities. The philosophy behind the EASY is that screening should be a dynamic process in which participants learn to appreciate the importance of engaging in regular exercise, attending to health changes, recognizing a full range of signs and symptoms that might indicate potentially harmful events, and becoming familiar with simple safety tips for initiating and progressively increasing physical activity patterns. Representing a paradigm shift from traditional screening approaches that focus on potential risks of exercising, this tool emphasizes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for all individuals.
Barbara Resnick; Marcia G Ory; Kerrie Hora; Michael E Rogers; Phillip Page; Jane N Bolin; Roseann M Lyle; Cody Sipe; Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko; Terry L Bazzarre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and physical activity     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1063-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Phys Act     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-16     Completed Date:  2008-06-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415639     Medline TA:  J Aging Phys Act     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept.of Organized Systems & Adult Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls / prevention & control
Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
Geriatric Assessment / methods*
Mass Screening / methods*

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