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Feasibility of a community-based Functional Power Training program for older adults

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2018
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Title
Feasibility of a community-based Functional Power Training program for older adults
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s157911
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Queenie Lin Ling Tan, Lilian Min Yen Chye, Daniella Hui Min Ng, Mei Sian Chong, Tze Pin Ng, Shiou Liang Wee

Abstract

Community-based programs can increase and sustain physical activity participation in older adults, even for those who are physically frail. We studied the feasibility and potential effect of a 12-week structured Functional Power Training (FPT) program involving high velocities and low loads for older adults conducted in a common area of their housing estate. The structured FPT program was conducted in collaboration with a health promotion social enterprise and a community service provider based in a public housing site. We recruited nine inactive residents as participants to the single, group-based, twice-weekly program. Attendance and adverse event(s) were recorded throughout the program. The Short Physical Performance Battery, Timed Up and Go (TUG), and 30s Sit-to-Stand tests were used to assess functional outcomes pre- and postprogram. The FRAIL Scale was used to assess their frailty status, and a postprogram experience survey was conducted. Eight subjects (aged 74±10 years) completed the program with an average overall attendance of 90.3%, with at least five participants present for each session. Changes in functional outcomes showed a moderate-to-large effect with significant improvement in TUG (p<0.01). In addition, participants either reversed or maintained their frailty status (p<0.01). Overall, the program was perceived to be well structured, engaging, as well as providing physical and psychosocial benefits. No exercise-related adverse events occurred during the program, and participants were keen to recommend this program to others. Community-based structured FPT is safe and feasible for frail older adults, with the potential to improve function and reverse frailty status.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 25%
Student > Bachelor 8 15%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 3 6%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 9 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 13 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 17%
Sports and Recreations 4 8%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 13 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 12 March 2018.
All research outputs
#3,665,005
of 15,477,135 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#410
of 1,494 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#79,486
of 277,144 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#13
of 33 outputs
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