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Physical activity programs for older people in the community receiving home care services:systematic review and meta-analysis

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Show simple item record Burton, Elissa Farrier, Kaela Galvin, Rose Johnson, Shanthi Horgan, N Frances Warters, Austin Hill, Keith D 2019-06-21T08:49:02Z 2019-06-21T08:49:02Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The proportion of older adults is increasing around the world and most wish to live in their home until they die. To achieve this, many will require services in the home to remain living independently. To maintain function (ie, strength, balance, and endurance), physical activity needs to be undertaken on a regular basis, and is essential as a person ages. Unfortunately, as people age there is a tendency to reduce activity levels, which often leads to loss of function and frailty, and the need for home care services. This updated systematic review includes a mix of study methodologies and meta-analysis, and investigated the effectiveness of physical activity/exercise interventions for older adults receiving home care services. Eighteen studies including ten randomized controlled trials meeting the selection criteria were identified. Many of the studies were multi-factorial interventions with the majority reporting aims beyond solely trying to improve the physical function of home care clients. The meta-analysis showed limited evidence for effectiveness of physical activity for older adults receiving home care services. Future exercise/physical activity studies working with home care populations should consider focusing solely on physical improvements, and need to include a process evaluation of the intervention to gain a better understanding of the association between adherence to the exercise program and other factors influencing effectiveness. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Dove Medical Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Clinical Interventions in Aging;14,pp. 1045–1064
dc.subject exercise en_US
dc.subject physical function en_US
dc.subject community care en_US
dc.subject reablement en_US
dc.subject seniors en_US
dc.title Physical activity programs for older people in the community receiving home care services:systematic review and meta-analysis en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.2147/CIA.S205019
dc.contributor.sponsor Western Australian Department of Health Merit Award en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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