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Health enhancing strength training in nonagenarians (STRONG): rationale, design and methods

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dc.contributor.author Serra-Rexach, José A. spa
dc.contributor.author Ruiz, Jonatan R. spa
dc.contributor.author Bustamante-Ara, Natalia spa
dc.contributor.author Hierro Villarán, Margarita spa
dc.contributor.author Gil González, Pedro spa
dc.contributor.author Sanz Ibáñez, María J. spa
dc.contributor.author Blanco Sanz, Nekane spa
dc.contributor.author Ortega Santamaría, Víctor spa
dc.contributor.author Gutiérrez Sanz, Natalia spa
dc.contributor.author Marín Prada, Ana B. spa
dc.contributor.author Gallardo Meza, Cristian Esteban spa
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Romo, Gabriel spa
dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:26:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:26:44Z
dc.date.issued 2009 spa
dc.identifier.citation Serra-Rexach, J. A., Ruiz, J. R., Bustamante-Ara, N., Hierro-Villarán, M., Gil-González, P., Sanz-Ibáñez, M. J., ..., & Lucía-Mulas, A. (2009). Health enhancing strength training in nonagenarians (STRONG): rationale, design and methods. BMC Public Health, 9(1), 152. spa
dc.identifier.issn 14712458 spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/1009
dc.description.abstract Background: Methods: Results: Conclusion: The Health Enhancing Strength Training in Nonagenarians (STRONG) is a randomised control trial to assess the effectiveness of an aerobic and strength training program for improving muscle strength, functional capacity and quality of life in nonagenarians.Sixty (51 women) nonagenarians (age range: 90-102 years) who live in a geriatric nursing home will be randomly assigned to either a usual care (control) group (n = 30) or an intervention (training) group (n = 30). Participants allocated in the usual care group will receive general physical activity guidelines and participants allocated in the intervention group will also enroll in three weekly non-consecutive individualized training sessions (approximately 45-50 min each) during 8 weeks. The exercise program will consist of muscular strength [with a special focus on leg press at 30% (start of the program) to 70% 1 repetition maximum (end)] and aerobic exercises (cycle-ergometry during 3-5 to 15 minutes at 12-14 points in the rate of perceived exertion scale).Results from STRONG will help to better understand the potential of regular physical activity for improving the well-being of the oldest population groups.The increase in life expectancy together with the dramatic decrease in birth rates in industrialized countries calls the attention to health care systems and public health policymakers to focus attention on promoting healthy lifestyle in the highest sector of the population pyramid. Our study attempts to improve functional capacity and QOL of nonagenarians by implementing an individualised aerobic and strength training program in a geriatric residential care. Results from STRONG will help to better understand the potential of regular physical activity for improving the well being even in persons aged 90 years or over. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.subject.other Geriatrics/*Methods spa
dc.subject.other Resistance Training/*Methods spa
dc.subject.other Analysis of Variance spa
dc.subject.other Exercise/Physiology spa
dc.subject.other Female spa
dc.subject.other Homes For The Aged spa
dc.subject.other Humans spa
dc.subject.other Male spa
dc.subject.other Nursing Homes spa
dc.subject.other Postural Balance/Physiology spa
dc.subject.other Quality of Life spa
dc.title Health enhancing strength training in nonagenarians (STRONG): rationale, design and methods spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 2.223 JCR (2009) Q2, 44/122 Public, environmental & occupational health spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1471-2458-9-152 spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Anciano spa
dc.subject.unesco Deporte spa
dc.subject.unesco Gerontología spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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