The Performance Enhancement Project: improving physical performance in older persons.

  title={The Performance Enhancement Project: improving physical performance in older persons.},
  author={Mary B. King and Robert H Whipple and Cynthia A Gruman and James Oat Judge and Julia A. Schmidt and Leslie I Wolfson},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={83 8},
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of center-based exercise on physical performance in older persons at risk for decline in physical functioning. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Senior centers. PARTICIPANTS A total of 155 community-dwelling persons, 78.7% women, ages 70 years and older (mean +/- standard deviation, 77.0+/-4.5y), with mobility impairments. INTERVENTION Intervention volunteers (n=80) exercised at a center (endurance, strength, balance, flexibility) 3 times… CONTINUE READING
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