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- Effects of resistance training on the performance of activities of daily living in patients with Alzheimer's disease
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
- Aim: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of resistance training in activities of daily living performance in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Methods: An exploratory and longitudinal study, lasting for 16weeks, with the participation of 34 patients divided equally in: the training group (TG), who participated in a resistance training protocol (three sets of 20 repetitions in five exercises); and the social gathering group (SGG), who participated in a social interaction protocol (i.e. group dynamics, writing and reading activities). Results: We observed significant differences between the groups in moving around the house, climbing stairs, standing up from the floor and putting on socks tests. Conclusion: This study showed that resistance training improves agility, lower limb strength, balance and flexibility in AD patients, while SGG protocol is important to improve the agility. © 2012 Japan Geriatrics Society.
- Geriatrics and Gerontology International, v. 13, n. 2, p. 322-328, 2013.
- Activities of daily living
- Alzheimer disease
- Motor activity
- Resistance training
- clinical article
- daily life activity
- disease severity
- group dynamics
- longitudinal study
- priority journal
- resistance training
- social interaction
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