The effect of a high-intensity functional exercise program on activities of daily living: a randomized controlled trial in residential care facilities.

@article{Littbrand2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of a high-intensity functional exercise program on activities of daily living: a randomized controlled trial in residential care facilities.},
  author={H{\aa}kan Littbrand and Lillemor Lundin-Olsson and Yngve G. Gustafson and Erik Rosendahl},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 10},
  pages={1741-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether a high-intensity functional weight-bearing exercise program reduces dependency in activities of daily living (ADLs) in older people living in residential care facilities, focusing on people with dementia. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Nine residential care facilities. PARTICIPANTS One hundred ninety-one older people dependent in ADLs and with a Mini-Mental State Examination score of 10 or greater. One hundred (52.4%) of the participants had… CONTINUE READING
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