The efficacy of counseling and progressive resistance home-exercises on adherence, health-related quality of life and function after discharge from a geriatric day-hospital

Therese Brovold, Dawn A. Skelton, Astrid Bergland

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Abstract

Loss of function and low exercise adherence is common among older people after hospitalization. The aim of this randomized-controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of a combined counseling- and exercise program on changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) and physical function in patients attending a day hospital and continuing exercise at home. The exercise program consisted of counseling, balance- and progressive resistance training and support from the physical therapist at Geriatric Day-Hospital (GDH) and home for the Intervention-group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-459
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • progressive exercise
  • older people
  • health-related quality of life
  • hospital discharge
  • counseling

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