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ACE Report #6298
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Exercise is beneficial in frail older adults, however the optimal regimen remains unknown

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Physical Exercise Interventions for Improving Performance-Based Measures of Physical Function in Community-Dwelling, Frail Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Apr;95(4):753-769.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.11.007. Epub 2013 Nov 27

Contributing Authors: M Gine-Garriga M Roque-Figuls L Coll-Planas M Sitja-Rabert A Salva

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19 randomized controlled trials examining the effects of physical exercise in frail older adults were included in this review. The purpose was to determine whether exercise influenced performance-based measures of physical function, using a definition of frailty which takes into account the individual level of physical function and ability to perform activities of daily living. Results indicated t...

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