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Surveying the effects of exercise program on sleep quality of the male elderly

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, July 2016
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6 tweeters
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Title
Surveying the effects of exercise program on sleep quality of the male elderly
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, July 2016
DOI 10.2147/cia.s106808
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Authors

Alireza Abdi, Ali Soroush, Farhad Towhidi, Behnam Makhsosi, Maryam Karimi, Saeid Jamehshorani, Afshin Akhgar, Mahmoud Fakhri, Saba Karimi

Abstract

Old age is a stage of life featured with many physiological and mental changes. The Iranian population is aging, and one of the problems that the elderly are faced with is sleep disorders. The present study is an attempt to examine the effectiveness of an exercise program on the sleep quality of the elderly. A semi-experimental study was carried out on the elderly males referred to the Shahid Yari Elderly Center, Kermanshah, Iran. The sample group comprised of 46 participants: 23 in the experimental group and 23 in the control group. The study was carried out for a period of 2 months and follow-up was conducted every week. To improve the quality of sleep of the participants, a four-stage exercise program was implemented and the collected data were analyzed by SPSS version 20. The results of a Mann-Whitney test showed that the quality of sleep of the majority in the experimental group improved compared with that of the control group (P<0.05). In addition, a Wilcoxon test showed improvement of the Petersburg's sleep quality index based on subelements and the results of a total score of sleep in the experimental group after the intervention. The study showed effectiveness of scheduled exercising on the quality of sleep of the elderly. It is recommended, therefore, to add an exercise program to the daily program of the elderly.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 75 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 19%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Unspecified 6 8%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 18 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 14 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 13%
Unspecified 6 8%
Psychology 5 7%
Sports and Recreations 5 7%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 18 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 June 2018.
All research outputs
#1,034,452
of 17,361,274 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#119
of 1,598 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,650
of 271,207 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#3
of 57 outputs
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