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Silver yoga exercises improved physical fitness of transitional frail elders.
Nurs Res. 2010 Sep-Oct; 59(5):364-70.NR

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Promoting the health of transitional frail elders (e.g., through therapeutic-based yoga exercises) is essential to reduce healthcare expenditures caused by chronic health problems.

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of 24 weeks of the senior-tailored silver yoga (SY) exercise program for transitional frail elders.

METHODS

A convenience sample of 69 elders in assisted living facilities were assigned randomly to the SY group (n = 38) or to the control group (n = 31) on the basis of the facilities where they resided, and 55 of them completed this quasi-experimental pretest and posttest study. Intervention was conducted three times per week, 70 minutes per session, for 24 weeks. Physical fitness (body composition, cardiovascular-respiratory functions, body flexibility, muscle power and endurance, balance, and agility) were examined at baseline, at 12 weeks, and at the end of the 24th week of the study.

RESULTS

At the end of the study, the physical fitness indicators of participants in the SY group had improved significantly, and they had better physical fitness than participants in the control group (all p values < .05).

DISCUSSION

It was recommended that the SY exercises be incorporated as an activity program in assisted living facilities to promote the physical fitness of transitional frail elders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. kmc@kmu.edu.twNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20808194

Citation

Chen, Kuei-Min, et al. "Silver Yoga Exercises Improved Physical Fitness of Transitional Frail Elders." Nursing Research, vol. 59, no. 5, 2010, pp. 364-70.
Chen KM, Fan JT, Wang HH, et al. Silver yoga exercises improved physical fitness of transitional frail elders. Nurs Res. 2010;59(5):364-70.
Chen, K. M., Fan, J. T., Wang, H. H., Wu, S. J., Li, C. H., & Lin, H. S. (2010). Silver yoga exercises improved physical fitness of transitional frail elders. Nursing Research, 59(5), 364-70. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181ef37d5
Chen KM, et al. Silver Yoga Exercises Improved Physical Fitness of Transitional Frail Elders. Nurs Res. 2010 Sep-Oct;59(5):364-70. PubMed PMID: 20808194.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Silver yoga exercises improved physical fitness of transitional frail elders. AU - Chen,Kuei-Min, AU - Fan,Jue-Ting, AU - Wang,Hsiu-Hung, AU - Wu,Shu-Ju, AU - Li,Chun-Huw, AU - Lin,Huey-Shyan, PY - 2010/9/3/entrez PY - 2010/9/3/pubmed PY - 2010/9/21/medline SP - 364 EP - 70 JF - Nursing research JO - Nurs Res VL - 59 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: Promoting the health of transitional frail elders (e.g., through therapeutic-based yoga exercises) is essential to reduce healthcare expenditures caused by chronic health problems. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of 24 weeks of the senior-tailored silver yoga (SY) exercise program for transitional frail elders. METHODS: A convenience sample of 69 elders in assisted living facilities were assigned randomly to the SY group (n = 38) or to the control group (n = 31) on the basis of the facilities where they resided, and 55 of them completed this quasi-experimental pretest and posttest study. Intervention was conducted three times per week, 70 minutes per session, for 24 weeks. Physical fitness (body composition, cardiovascular-respiratory functions, body flexibility, muscle power and endurance, balance, and agility) were examined at baseline, at 12 weeks, and at the end of the 24th week of the study. RESULTS: At the end of the study, the physical fitness indicators of participants in the SY group had improved significantly, and they had better physical fitness than participants in the control group (all p values < .05). DISCUSSION: It was recommended that the SY exercises be incorporated as an activity program in assisted living facilities to promote the physical fitness of transitional frail elders. SN - 1538-9847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20808194/Silver_yoga_exercises_improved_physical_fitness_of_transitional_frail_elders_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181ef37d5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -