We developed and tested an innovative physical training method in older adults that embeds the gym program into everyday life in the most conservative way possible. Physical training was included in the activities of local parishes where older women from Southern Italy spend most of their free time and was delivered by trained physical therapists with the support of an ICT tool known as CoCo. 113 older women (aged 72.0 [69.0-75.0] years) noncompliant to conventional exercise programs participated to the study. 57 of them underwent the final anthropometric assessment and 50 the final physical tests. In study completers handgrip strength and physical performance evaluated with the chair-stand, the two minutes step and the chair-sit and -reach tests significantly improved. Quality of life as evaluated with the EuroQol-5dimension (EQ-SD) questionnaire improved as well. In conclusion, a training program designed to minimally impact on life habits of older people is effective in improving fitness in patients noncompliant to other to physical exercise programs.

Cataldi, M., De Luca, V., Tramontano, G., Del Giudice, C., Grimaldi, I., Cuccaro, P., et al. (2019). AN APPROACH TO PREVENT FRAILTY IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OLDER ADULTS: a pilot study performed in Campania region in the framework of the PERSSILAA project. TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE @ UNISA, 19, 42-48.

AN APPROACH TO PREVENT FRAILTY IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OLDER ADULTS: a pilot study performed in Campania region in the framework of the PERSSILAA project

Cataldi, M;Del Giudice, C;Speranza, P;Savastano, S;Liotta, G;
2019

Abstract

We developed and tested an innovative physical training method in older adults that embeds the gym program into everyday life in the most conservative way possible. Physical training was included in the activities of local parishes where older women from Southern Italy spend most of their free time and was delivered by trained physical therapists with the support of an ICT tool known as CoCo. 113 older women (aged 72.0 [69.0-75.0] years) noncompliant to conventional exercise programs participated to the study. 57 of them underwent the final anthropometric assessment and 50 the final physical tests. In study completers handgrip strength and physical performance evaluated with the chair-stand, the two minutes step and the chair-sit and -reach tests significantly improved. Quality of life as evaluated with the EuroQol-5dimension (EQ-SD) questionnaire improved as well. In conclusion, a training program designed to minimally impact on life habits of older people is effective in improving fitness in patients noncompliant to other to physical exercise programs.
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physical training; community; parish; ICT; physical function; physical performance
Cataldi, M., De Luca, V., Tramontano, G., Del Giudice, C., Grimaldi, I., Cuccaro, P., et al. (2019). AN APPROACH TO PREVENT FRAILTY IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OLDER ADULTS: a pilot study performed in Campania region in the framework of the PERSSILAA project. TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE @ UNISA, 19, 42-48.
Cataldi, M; De Luca, V; Tramontano, G; Del Giudice, C; Grimaldi, I; Cuccaro, P; Petrucci, S; Iadicicco, G; Iadicicco, V; Carotenuto, F; Riccio, P; Di Spigna, G; Renzullo, A; Vuolo, L; Barrea, L; Savastano, S; Colao, A; Liotta, G; Iaccarino, G; Abete, P; Buono, P; Vollenbroek-Hutten, M; Illario, M
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