Adherence to and effects of multidirectional stepping exercise in the elderly: A long-term observational study following a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Shigematsu2013AdherenceTA,
  title={Adherence to and effects of multidirectional stepping exercise in the elderly: A long-term observational study following a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Ryosuke Shigematsu and Tomohiro Okura and Masaki Nakagaichi and Yoshio Nakata},
  year={2013}
}
Few exercises that encourage elderly persons to be physically active have been proved to exhibit both method-effectiveness (efficacy) and use-effectiveness (effectiveness) in a long-term setting. We recently developed a square-stepping exercise (SSE) for elderly persons and assessed its effects on adherence and functional fitness in a long-term, observational setting following a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Sixty-eight people (SSE group, n = 32; walking group, n = 36) participated in a 3… CONTINUE READING

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