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Impact of resistance training on sarcopenia in nursing care facilities: A pilot study
Geriatric Nursing
  • Hassan H Bothaina, The University of Queensland
  • Jennifer Hewitt, The University of Sydney
  • Justin Keogh, Bond University
  • Sandra Bermeo, The University of Sydney
  • Gustavo Duque, The University of Sydney
  • Timothy Henwood, Bond University
Date of this Version
12-13-2015
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Journal Article
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Hassan, B.H., Hewitt, J., Keogh, J.W.L., Bermeo, S., Duque, G., Henwood, T.R. (2015, in press). Impact of resistance training on sarcopenia in nursing care facilities: A pilot study. Geriatric Nursing.

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Abstract
The impact of progressive resistance training on sarcopenia among very old institutionalized adults was investigated. Residents of Nursing Care Facilities were included in a controlled trial of twice weekly resistance and balance exercise program for six months (Age: 85.9 ± 7.5 years, Time in care: 707.1 ± 707.5 days, N = 21 per group). Sarcopenia was measured based on the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People criteria. Of the recruited 42 participants, 35.7% had sarcopenia at baseline, with prevalence increasing in the control group post-intervention (42.9%–52.4%). Following training, the exercise group experienced a significant increase in grip strength when compared to controls (p = .02), and a within-group decrease in body mass index and increase in grip strength (p ≤ .007). Resistance and balance exercise has positive benefits for older adults residing in a nursing care facilities which may transfer to reduce disability and sarcopenia transition, but more work is needed to ensure improved program uptake among residents
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Hassan H Bothaina, Jennifer Hewitt, Justin Keogh, Sandra Bermeo, et al.. "Impact of resistance training on sarcopenia in nursing care facilities: A pilot study" Geriatric Nursing (2015) ISSN: 0197-4572
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/justin_keogh/90/