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Effectiveness of a low-threshold physical activity intervention in residential aged care – results of a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Title
Effectiveness of a low-threshold physical activity intervention in residential aged care – results of a randomized controlled trial
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s79360
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Martin Cichocki, Karl Krajic, Tanja Adamcik, Tanja Stamm, Michael Zeiler, Matthias Manousek, Viktoria Quehenberger, Cichocki, Martin, Quehenberger, Viktoria, Zeiler, Michael, Adamcik, Tanja, Manousek, Matthias, Stamm, Tanja, Krajic, Karl

Abstract

Research on effectiveness of low-threshold mobility interventions that are viable for users of residential aged care is scarce. Low-threshold is defined as keeping demands on organizations (staff skills, costs) and participants (health status, discipline) rather low. The study explored the effectiveness of a multi-faceted, low-threshold physical activity program in three residential aged-care facilities in Austria. Main goals were enhancement of mobility by conducting a multi-faceted training program to foster occupational performance and thus improve different aspects of health-related quality of life (QoL). The program consisted of a weekly session of 60 minutes over a period of 20 weeks. A standardized assessment of mobility status and health-related QoL was applied before and after the intervention. A total of 222 of 276 participants completed the randomized controlled trial study (intervention group n=104, control group n=118; average age 84 years, 88% female). Subjective health status (EuroQoL-5 dimensions: P=0.001, d=0.36) improved significantly in the intervention group, and there were also positive trends in occupational performance (Canadian Occupational Performance Measure). No clear effects were found concerning the functional and cognitive measures applied. Thus, the low-threshold approach turned out to be effective primarily on subjective health-related QoL. This outcome could be a useful asset for organizations offering low-threshold physical activity interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 100 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 19%
Researcher 11 11%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 8%
Other 7 7%
Other 21 21%
Unknown 25 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 20 20%
Sports and Recreations 12 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 11%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Other 18 18%
Unknown 29 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 10 March 2016.
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#1,675,630
of 7,377,175 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#264
of 918 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#61,928
of 214,719 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#6
of 31 outputs
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