The effect of an exercise program on the health-quality of life in older adults

Kord Yazdi, R. and Salehi, K. and Etemadifar, Sh. and Aslani, Y. and Ahmadi, F. and Hamidizadeh, S. (2007) The effect of an exercise program on the health-quality of life in older adults. Iran J Aging, 16.

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INTRODUCTION: An essential public health goal is to reduce age-related disabilities in the elderly. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of exercise program on health-quality of life (HQL) in older adults. METHODS: Subjects were sixty healthy adult volunteers over the age of �� years. None of the subjects had any experience in exercise programs but were physically active and able to perform activities of daily living independently. The subjects were randomly assigned into one of two groups each with �� people: test (exercise) group and control (no exercise) group. The test group was taken into a � - week aerobic exercise program. The exercises included a �- �� minute circulatory warm-up, a �� minute walking and a �-�� minute stretching/cool-down period. The exercises were performed three times per week under supervision of an experienced instructor. No exercise program was prescribed for the control group. Both groups were assessed before and after the exercise program. The LEIPAD questionnaire was used to measure HQL. RESULTS: The results showed significant improvements in all domains of the LEIPAD questionnaire whilst the level of HQL did not change and none of the scores obtained by the LEIPAD was significant. Measures of HQL improved with exercise so that there were no HQL changes in the control but significant changes were observed in the exercise group. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that an exercise program has resulted in a significa

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 10:57
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