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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of a municipality-led walking program under the Japanese public Long-Term Care Insurance Act to prevent mental decline. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING The city of Takasaki. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty community members aged 72.0 ± 4.0 were randomly divided into intervention (n = 75) and control (n =(More)
AIM Evaluating effects of an enjoyable walking-habituation program. METHODS We carried out a 12-week intervention, consisting of an enjoyable walking-habituation program based on five principles of brain-activating rehabilitation: pleasant atmosphere, interactive communication, social roles, praising each other and errorless support. The program, once a(More)
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