Outcomes of a multicomponent physical activity program for sedentary, community-dwelling older adults.

Abstract

This single-group repeated-measures pilot study evaluated the effects of a 10-wk, multicomponent, best-practice exercise program on physical activity, performance of activities of daily living (ADLs), physical performance, and depression in community-dwelling older adults from low-income households (N = 15). Comparison of pretest and posttest scores using a one-tailed paired-samples t test showed improvement (p < .05) for 2 of 3 ADL domains on the Activity Measure-Post Acute Care and for 6 physical-performance measures of the Senior Fitness Test. Repeated-measures ANOVA revealed significant main effects for 3 of 8 physical activity measures using the Yale Physical Activity Scale. Retention rate was 78.9%, and the adherence rate for group sessions was 89.7%. Results suggest that participation in a multicomponent, best-practice physical activity program may positively affect sedentary, community-dwelling older adults' physical activity, ADL performance, and physical performance.

Cite this paper

@article{Toto2012OutcomesOA, title={Outcomes of a multicomponent physical activity program for sedentary, community-dwelling older adults.}, author={Pamela E Toto and Ketki D. Raina and Margo B. Holm and Elizabeth A. Schlenk and Elaine N. Rubinstein and Joan Rogers}, journal={Journal of aging and physical activity}, year={2012}, volume={20 3}, pages={363-78} }