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|Title: ||Effects of a 10-week multimodal exercise program on physical and cognitive function of nursing home residents: a psychomotor intervention pilot study|
|Authors: ||Pereira, Catarina|
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||Aging Clin Exp Res|
|Citation: ||Pereira, C., Rosado, H. Cruz-Ferreira, A. Marmeleira, J. (2017) Effects of a 10-week multimodal exercise program on physical and cognitive function of nursing home residents: a psychomotor intervention pilot study. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research.|
|Abstract: ||Background Nursing home institutionalization tends to exacerbate loss of functioning.
Aims Examine the feasibility and the effect of a psycho- motor intervention—a multimodal exercise program pro- moting simultaneous cognitive and motor stimulation—on the executive (planning ability and selective attention) and physical function of nursing home residents.
Methods Seventeen participants engaged in a 10-week multimodal exercise program and 17 maintained usual activities.
Results Exercise group improved planning ability (25– 32%), selective attention (19–67%), and physical function [aerobic endurance, lower body strength, agility, balance, gait, and mobility (19–41%)], corresponding to an effect size ranging from 0.29 (small) to 1.11 (high), p < 0.05. Discussion The multimodal exercise program was fea- sible and well tolerated. The program improved execu- tive and physical functions of the nursing home residents, reverting the usual loss of both cognitive and motor func- tioning in older adult institutionalized.
Conclusions Multimodal exercise programs may help to maintain or improve nursing home residents’ functioning.|
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