Use the Back button in your browser to see the other results of your search or to select another record.

Detailed Search Results

Effects of elastic band exercise on the frailty states in pre-frail elderly people
Chen R, Wu Q, Wang D, Li Z, Liu H, Liu G, Cui Y, Song L
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2019 Feb 11:Epub ahead of print
clinical trial
7/10 [Eligibility criteria: Yes; Random allocation: Yes; Concealed allocation: Yes; Baseline comparability: Yes; Blind subjects: No; Blind therapists: No; Blind assessors: Yes; Adequate follow-up: Yes; Intention-to-treat analysis: No; Between-group comparisons: Yes; Point estimates and variability: Yes. Note: Eligibility criteria item does not contribute to total score] *This score has been confirmed*

OBJECTIVE: To discuss the effects of elastic band exercise on the frailty states in pre-frail elderly people. METHODS: This study was a randomized controlled trial. Trial registration number is ChiCTR-IOC-17012579. Seventy pre-frail elderly people were randomly divided into elastic band group (n = 35) and control group (n = 35). Elastic band exercise was applied to elastic band group, 45 to 60 min per time for 8 weeks by 3 days a week; no exercise was applied to the control group. The frailty states, grip strength (female/male), walking speed, and physical activity were measured by the Fried frailty phenotype at pre-intervention, 4, and 8 weeks after intervention to assess the effects of exercise. RESULTS: The elastic band group showed significant improvements in the frailty states, grip strength (female) and walking speed both after 4-week and 8-week intervention (p < 0.001), and significant improvements in grip strength (male) and physical activity after 8-week intervention (p < 0.05). Within-group analysis (pre-intervention versus after 4-week, after 4-week versus after 8-week, pre-intervention versus after 8-week) showed significant improvements (p < 0.001) in grip strength (female/male) and walking speed in the elastic band group over time, while no significant differences in the control group (p > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Elastic band exercise can improve frailty states in pre-frail elderly people, make them broke away from pre-frailty and restore them to non-frailty through improving the grip strength, walking speed and physical activity, and the effects after 8 weeks are better than those after 4 weeks.

Full text (sometimes free) may be available at these link(s):      help