The effects of attendance and effort on outcomes among older adults in a long-term exercise program.
To determine if attendance and effort could differentiate changes in cognitive and physical functioning, 66 older adults received a prescription heart rate to be achieved during supervised regular exercise sessions over a 9-month period.
These 30-min sessions of aerobic training on a cycle ergometer were conducted three times per week.
Cognitive variables and physical functioning were measured at baseline and following 4.5 months and 9 months of training.
Attendance and effort scores (ATTEFF) were used to divide subjects into low ATTEFF (N = 29) and high ATTEFF (N = 37) groups.
Following 9 months of training these groups were significantly different on life satisfaction and selected measures of health perception, but not on measures of either mental status or submaximum or resting heart rate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Vieillard, Aptitude physique, Cognition, Perception sociale, Programme sanitaire, Promotion santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Elderly, Physical fitness, Cognition, Social perception, Sanitary program, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0206749
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.