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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effects of resistance training on the performance of activities of daily living in patients with Alzheimer's disease
Author: Garuffi, M
Costa, JLR
Hernandez, SSS
Vital, TM
Stein, AM
dos Santos, JG
Stella, F
Abstract: Aim: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of resistance training in activities of daily living performance in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Methods: An exploratory and longitudinal study, lasting for 16weeks, with the participation of 34 patients divided equally in: the training group (TG), who participated in a resistance training protocol (three sets of 20 repetitions in five exercises); and the social gathering group (SGG), who participated in a social interaction protocol (i.e. group dynamics, writing and reading activities). Results: We observed significant differences between the groups in moving around the house, climbing stairs, standing up from the floor and putting on socks tests. Conclusion: This study showed that resistance training improves agility, lower limb strength, balance and flexibility in AD patients, while SGG protocol is important to improve the agility. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2013; 13: 322328.
Subject: activities of daily living
Alzheimer disease
motor activity
resistance training
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Citation: Geriatrics & Gerontology International. Wiley-blackwell, v. 13, n. 2, n. 322, n. 328, 2013.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0594.2012.00899.x
Date Issue: 2013
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